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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. 


  • Welcome to our new staff!

    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!

  • Fall programs filling up fast!

    Registration for fall programs is well underway! Please contact us soon for the best spots for private lessons as they are going quickly! PD day camps are also filling very quickly this year, and there is only one spot remaining in our popular Music and Movement class--a great introduction to music! Check out our "Courses and Fees" page for more info, or contact studio manager Becky Ingersoll at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register!

  • 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!


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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