Our executive director, Dr. Erin Parkes, will be presenting her research on training music teachers to work with students with autism at the upcoming World Council for Curriculm and Instruction conference in Nashville, October 22-24, 2015. If you happen to be in Nashville, come check it out! More information on the organization and the conference can be found here http://wcci-nac.org/NAC.php.
We are very excited to be expanding our Lotus Centre staff! Welcome to Krista Dam and Dan Trolley, our two newest teachers! Krista's primary instrument is viola but also teaches violin, piano, and general music. Dan teaches piano and general music. Both come to us with a wealth of experience both in music education and working with individuals with special needs, and we're very excited to have them onboard! Also, we are happy to welcome our new studio manager, Becky Ingersoll! Becky has been a member of the Lotus Centre board of directors since it's inception in 2012, and brings a wide range of administrative experience. Welcome Krista, Dan and Becky!
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.