It isn’t every day a TV producer calls up a bassoonist and invites you to be a part of their show, so it was a real treat for DFM to be able to visit Monica in the Backyard at TVO Kids and share the bassoon with so many young viewers!
Backyard Beats is an award-winning TV series for children that introduces professional musicians and their instruments, highlights a talented junior jammer, shows how to make your own craftstrument, and then ends with a full jam session in the backyard.
Susan got to hang out with Monica in the backyard, introducing the bassoon and playing “how low can you go”. We got to meet and jam with Olivia – a super talented young bassoonist. Monica’s craftstrument…yeah, actually plays!!!
We had a blast in the Backyard and hope that the episode will inspire a generation of young bassoonists to pick up the quirky instrument and have fun with it. Keep an eye out for Olivia, she is super talented and will be a bassoonist to watch!