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iPhoto caption: James Smith of Lessons in Temperament. Photo courtesy of Brampton On Stage.

For Lessons in Temperament’s James Smith, pianos are partners in vulnerability

“The act of tuning… allows me to find a good balance in terms of how deep I go into certain stories,” says Lessons in Temperament creator James Smith.

By Nathaniel Hanula-James / Feb 2, 2024

REVIEW: 2 Pianos 4 Hands at Mirvish

2 Pianos 4 Hands is a joyful celebration of youth and the music made during it — who could say no to that?

By Aisling Murphy / Jun 15, 2022

‘Grappling with Permanence’: In Conversation with Lessons in Temperament

“It’s beautiful and strange, the permanence of it,” says Cushman of Lessons in Temperament. “Every time we chose a take, we had to be, like, ‘okay, that’s the way it is forever.’ We’ve really been grappling with permanence in relation to it.”

By Aisling Murphy / Nov 16, 2021

Escape to Manitoba: Addiction, Mental Health, and Healing

At the height of my mental health and addiction morass, I was lauded. I produced one of the most successful seasons at Buddies which was nominated for multiple Dora Awards. 

By Jim LeFrancois / Oct 16, 2018