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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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Music and Movement Spring Session Starting Soon!

10-week spring session of Music and Movement group class is starting April 11, 2015! This class is for children age 5-8 years who love to dance, sing and learn about music! Registration is limited to 5 participants so register soon! More information available on our "Courses and Fees" page.

Free Teacher Training Workshop

"Pairing Activities and Music Concepts: Tuning into the Individual Child" free workshop offered Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 1-4pm. Teachers will learn about the Theraplay method and its core concepts of structure, engagement, nurture and challenge, and how to look at the individual child through this perspective. Many examples of musical activities within this framework will be presented and practiced. Teachers will also have the opportunity to discuss specific issues from their own teaching and explore solutions. The workshop will be led by musician and clinical psychologist Hedvig Lunderquist. Space is limited, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

NAC Music Circle series starting January 25!

We are so excited to offer another Music Circle series in collaboration with the National Arts Centre! Last year's series on the brass intruments was a huge success. This year, the focus will be on the instruments of the percussion family and will again be led by the NAC Orchestra's Liz Simpson. The series is open to students age 6-12 years with special needs. Workshops will be held at Lotus Centre on January 25, February 1 and February 8 at 1pm with a final concert at the NAC on February 15. These workshops and the concert are carefully designed to meet the sensory and learning needs of children with exceptionalities and provide the opportunity for all students to learn about the instruments, experience music making, and enjoy a professional concert at the NAC with their families in an adapted environment. Space is very limited, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to register. Here are some NAC blog posts and videos on previous series. http://nac-cna.ca/en/stories/story/creating-the-conditions-for-joy?ref=home2 http://nac-cna.ca/en/stories/story/a-musical-experience-for-autistic-children

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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