Why Play the Bassoon?
set yourself apart
The bassoon is a wonderfully niche instrument that stands out in the sea of violinists and piano players When looking for candidates in competitive programmes universities look for musical training including math, science, and medicine.
be a part of a musical community
Concert Bands and Orchestras always need bassoonists! Always have somewhere to play and be a part of a vibrant musical community. The online bassoon community is also the most accepting group of people on the internet.
Learning a musical instrument is a great creative outlet. Many studies have shown that playing an instrument improves focus, problem solving, and being able to handle stress.
Why Study Bassoon with Kristin?
My students are amazing!
Current and former students are/have been members of:
National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYOC)
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO)
Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra (TYWO)
New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO)
Scholarship University Admission to:
University of Ottawa
Nicolas Richard most recently placed 2nd in the OSM Woodwind Competition, and is currently Second Bassoon of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.
How to Study the Bassoon with Kristin:
Weekly or bi-weekly online lessons via Zoom
Weekly or bi-weekly In person lessons in midtown Toronto (Yonge and Eglinton area).
In person or Online clinics or workshops (for schools; contact me for more information)
"Kristin Day is a naturally gifted educator. She is an intelligent and thoughtful musician and a very, very fine bassoonist.
Her patience and empathy, along with her thorough knowledge of her craft, make her an ideal teacher for any aspiring bassoonist"
Retired Principal Bassoon, National Arts Centre Orchestra and Renowned Bassoon Pedagogue
"Kristin taught me since I was a beginner in high school all the way until I started university. She brought me to a level suitable for pursuing a music degree and professional career! Very supportive and practical, highly recommend."
BMus candidate, McGill University (class of 2024)
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra alumnus (2019-2020)
"I was very lucky to have spent 2 years studying with Kristin Day before beginning my undergraduate studies. Her guidance were integral part of my development and served as the perfect setup for me to reach the “next level” in my playing. My career path so far, including being accepted into the National Youth Orchestra at the age of 17, would not have been possible without Kristin. Whether you’re ready to raise the standard of your playing, or are simply curious about playing the bassoon I cannot think of anyone more perfect to work with than Kristin Day."
Second Bassoon, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
MMus, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music (2022)
BMus, University of Ottawa (2020)
National Youth Orchestra of Canada Alumnus (2015, 2016, & 2018)