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Philosophy

Lotus Centre is a not-for-profit organization which was founded to meet a community need for specialized music education. 

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Who We Help

We work with students from ages two years to adult who have developmental disorders or learning disabilities as well as those with a gifted learning profile.

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How We Help

Lotus Centre is unique in offering music lessons by teachers who specialize in working with students with special needs. 

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Our big event!

This year's year-end recital will be held on Saturday, June 20th at Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Drive, with the reception at 2:30 and recital starting at 3:00. This is a big day for our students as they get to show off their hard work! It is also our major fundraising event of the year and we sincerely thank all the wonderful donors who have provided great prizes for our silent auction! This year the event will also include recognition of our grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation, which has generously awarded us $114,000 over three years to support our operations and grow our programs. Admission is by donation. Please come out and support our students!

Walk Now for Autism Speaks!

Join us in supporting Autism Speaks through the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event that will be held at Carleton University on Sunday, May 31. You can contribute to our fundraising efforts by going to this website and donating to team Lotus Centre for Special Music Education http://support.autismspeaks.ca/site/TR?fr_id=1120&pg=entry#.VVdH601FDIU. We'll also be on hand with some fun activities for kids and information about our programs at the vendors' fair, and we're honoured to have been asked to have some of our students perform again this year! Hope to see you there!

NEW! Camp for teens!

Starting this year we are adding music camp for teens to our summer camp lineup! Teens ages 13-19 can join us the week of August 24 to learn about and experience different musical instruments, create music, learn to sing, play keyboard and percussion instruments, and more! Complete info is available on our "Courses and Fees" page. Space in all our camps is filling up very quickly, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

The Symbol of the Lotus Flower

Our educational philosophy is reflected by the symbol of the lotus flower. Our goal is to help all students blossom into their full potential. We believe that every child has the right to appropriate education in any endeavour they choose to pursue.

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