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Singing Full Throttle

November 30, 2022

As you know, I am always embarrassing myself in some way.

I have a song coming out in January and I’m still debating which intro I want to go with. This afternoon, I loaded the two masters onto the iPhone, sat in between my two speakers—surround sound, duh 😂—and cranked the first one.

The next thing I know, I’m thinking, “Man, this song sure is catchy.” I start singing along at the top of my lungs. If you think I’m kidding, you can ask Ken whose office is right next to mine. 😉

Midway through the bridge—yes, still singing at full throttle—I realized that my next piano student has a habit of coming early. I jumped up, glanced out my window, and sure enough, there she was, walking up the sidewalk with her mother to the front door.

They probably heard me through the window, but I didn’t say a word. 😁

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.