My name is Jonathan Tait and I’m a 17 year old bassoonist from Lloydminster, Canada. I’ve been playing the bassoon for almost 3 and a half years and have loved every minute of it! Before picking up bassoon, I played euphonium and trombone in my school concert band and jazz band respectively. I switched to bassoon after being introduced to it by my band teacher and I fell in love instantly.
Playing the bassoon typically opens up a lot of cool opportunities too! For example, since I’ve started playing I’ve gotten to play in the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra, the National Youth Band of Canada, and the International Music Camp Orchestra. I am thoroughly convinced that the bassoon is by far the coolest instrument to play in any ensemble and it has an absolutely beautiful sound unlike any other. For anyone considering picking up the bassoon, just do it! You won’t regret it.