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Six Hours

February 9, 2022

Songwriter and friend who plays cello
Me with my friend Laurie (who plays cello)

What? Play music for six hours straight, except for the tea-and-rhubarb-muffin break? Yes, please.

It’s amazing how quickly your latest composition takes further shape—piano accompaniment and cello section—when you’ve had more than five hours of sleep in a 24-hour period (for the first time in a month). 😏😂

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.