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Marianne De La Torre

I was a teacher for 28 years in a local elementary school-but I also had bi-polar mental illness. I never lost a contract due to that or not show up for a performance as I traveled around my local area with different bands doing rock, pop, blues and country. I was a vocalist and a guitar player. I wrote, sang and danced about my illness. I worked every Sunday running groups for NAMI(National alliance for the mentally ill.) Locally for me I had bi-polar 2 which means I didn't have a heavy illness. The people who saw my show liked what I had to say about the songs also. I received a standing ovation the first time I performed. After doing it for a while I went back to the sound studio and we put more bass, harmonies of all types-I tried to jump octaves so it was more dramatic music. After I performed for a while, my sound engineer and her husband told me that my voice was stronger and better.