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Mike and Marina Ducharme
Tireless supporters of the local music scene, Mike and Marina Ducharme have been a part of many local musician’s audiences over the years. When they heard about Heffner Studio they were inspired to be a part of this as well.
"I looked at my guitar collection and saw a couple of fine instruments collecting dust. Marina and I talked about it and decided to donate them to the studios at the library", says Mike. You rarely hear of a collector such as Mike parting with really nice guitars, let alone donating them for free to be used by strangers. The library was thrilled – it was exactly what was missing in the Heffner Studio recording rooms.
Since that initial donation, Mike has returned to the library a number of times with guitars in hand – instruments from his collection or instruments he and Marina have purchased outright. We see and hear the impact of their generosity daily in the studios. Library customers are over the moon playing and recording on the high quality instruments donated by the Ducharmes.