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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. 


  • New Children's Choir!

    New for the 2016-2017, we will be introducing a children's choir for ages 8-14! Kids will have the opportunity to develop vocal technique, musical skills, and learn lots of fun repertoire! Singers will learn to work together in an ensemble in a small group, adapted environment. The choir will be led by our wonderful voice teacher, Sarah Tomaszewski. All abilities are welcome! 

  • now hiring!

    We are looking for a guitar teacher and a piano teacher to add to our enthusiastic and passionate group of music educators. Must be absolutely devoted to helping students of all abilities reach their full potential! A background in special education is preferred. Training and ongoing support are provided. Please contact Executive Director Dr. Erin Parkes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

  • volunteers needed!

    We are looking for volunteers to help out with our March Break, PD day and summer camps! We continue to do our best to run our camps almost entirely by volunteers so that we can keep costs low to our familites, but to do this we need your help! Volunteers are needed to help set up for activities, clean up after activities, work 1:1 with campers, assist with feeding and dressing, etc. Only volunteers over 16 years of age can count towards our 2:1 ratio, but we welcome younger volunteers who would like experience working with some awesome special needs kids! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer or for more information.


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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