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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. 


PD Day Camps starting in October!

Due to the popularity of our March Break and summer camps, we will be offering PD day camps this year on OCDSB PD days. Camps are open to children age 6-12 years at a cost of $70 per day. Participants will experience interactive music making through rhythm, singing, movement and musical stories, have the opportunity to learn about and explore musical instruments, as well as crafts and cooperative games. Space is limited to 6 children. 2:1 ratio.

Now offering guitar and violin lessons!

New this year--violin and guitar lessons are available! We are excited to be able to introduce students to instruments in the wonderful string family! We continue to offer piano and voice lessons as well as general music and theory lessons in a private lesson setting.

Group Classes Starting Soon!

We are excited to offer two group programs this year: Children's Choir and Movement and Music. Both allow students to explore music and develop their musicality and creativity in a fun, social environment. All groups have a 5:1 ratio with extra assistance available if needed. Space is very limited and courses start September 20th. Check out our "Courses and Fees" page or contact us for more info.

Lotus Centre

Lotus Centre was founded by Erin Parkes, who also serves as president of the board of directors and executive director of the school. The centre is governed by a board of directors. Programming is determined by a dedicated group of interdisciplinary professionals, all of whom hold degrees and certifications in their fields and have extensive experience working with people with special needs. Click on the menu bar for more information on the staff or board of directors.

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