Backyard Beats

Every backyard has a story to tell and this one comes with its very own beat! Join our musically talented host Monica as she innovates and creates DIY instruments from everyday household items. Along the way, Monica will be inspired by super talented Junior Jammers as well as professional musicians stopping by her backyard. Each episode ends with Monica testing out the newly constructed craftstrument with a mini backyard concert – with the help of the musical guest and the Junior Jammer!


Monica Brighton

Executive producer

Bruno Dubé


Drew Dafoe
Steve Digler
Merissa Simonian

Series producer

Chloe Gray

2023 Kidscreen Awards

Nomination – Best Mixed-Media Series

2021 Canadian Screen Awards

Nomination – Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series

2021 Youth Media Alliance Award

Winner – Award of Excellence for Best Program, Live Action, Non-Scripted Content, Ages 6-9

2021 Kidscreen Awards

Winner – Best Mixed-Media Series