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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. 


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  • Music Circle is back!

    Our popular and acclaimed Music Circle program is back! Presented in collaboration with the National Arts Centre, the Music Circle provides an opportunity for children age 5-12 with developmental disorders to learn about the instruments of the woodwind family in a series of three hands-on, interactive workshops, followed by a final concert at the National Arts Centre. The workshops and concert have been adapted to meet the sensory, cognitive and behavioural needs of the participants. Thanks to support from the NAC's National Youth and Education Trust, this program is being offered completely free of charge!

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  • WCCI Conference

    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.


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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