March 20, 2019

The Glen Scottish Restaurant and Bar in Stittsville has been a solid supporter of Lotus Centre's mission over the years! We are so grateful to have their support again by way of an Open Mic on Sunday, March 31st from 2pm - 5pm. Come enjoy an afternoon of amazing food, cold drinks, and live music; be sure to say come say hi to us while you're there, we can't wait to see you!

January 11, 2019

In partnership with the National Arts Centre, Lotus Centre will be hosting a Music Circle workshop this winter! We are thrilled to announce that this workshop will also be part of our larger outreach, training, and research development practice. Data will be collected throughout this series by way of questionnaires and surveys and the entire series will also be documented by video. Each workshop and the final concert are 45 minutes in length, and will be taking place in the Amphitheatre Lobby of the National Arts Centre. Participants between the ages of 6-14 who have not previously participated in our Music Circle workshops are welcome to register. Please see the attached poster for more details, including workshop and concert dates. Contact info@lotuscentre.n...

August 29, 2018

Lotus Centre is beyond thrilled to be hosting a sensory-friendly concert featuring iconic children's artists, Sharon & Bram. The concert will be on Sunday, September 23 at 11:00am in the Azrieli Studio at the National Arts Centre, and will be followed by a Meet & Greet with the artists.

A huge thank you to Alterna Savings for sponsoring this event! Please see the poster for more details, and for ticket information. We hope to see you there!

May 17, 2018

Thank you to the Ottawa Community Foundation for $8,500 in funding to support our summer camps! We are so appreciative of the OCF's support, and are looking forward to our 7 weeks of camp this summer. The countdown is on!

May 17, 2018

We are counting down the days until our 2018 recital, and couldn't be more excited to see our students share their hard work! We will be having three recitals this year, at 1:00pm, 2:45pm, and 4:00pm. See the poster for more details!

April 18, 2018

Teachers are St. Benedict School in Barrhaven thoughtfully used their "Jeans Day" to raise funds for Lotus Centre! They raised $130.00 in total, and we couldn't be more thankful. It is generous donations like this that allow Lotus Centre to continue offering quality and affordable music programs to individuals with special needs. If you or someone you know is interested in donating, please visit our Donation Page or contact Sarah at to discuss opportunities and initiatives. Again, thank you to all of those who gave at St. Benedict! You have actively made a difference in the lives of those with special needs. 

April 8, 2018

We are thrilled to be partnering with ABC Pediatric Therapies in Orléans (1939 St. Joseph Blvd, K1C 2E2), and sharing their beautiful new space! We will now be offering piano and voice lessons in the east end, on Tuesdays with Sarah Tomaszewski starting in April and Sundays with Brett Jacqueline Fortin starting in May. Lessons are available in both English and French. Serving as many families as possible is important to us, and this new space helps up continue on with our mission of providing adapted music education programs for the special needs community. E-mail to register!

ABC Pediatric Therapies is also hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, May 6 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Come check out the space, programs, and meet the ABC team. Food & refresh...

March 14, 2018

Registration is now open for our SPRING music and movement class! We are offering a 6 week session at the National Arts Centre on Saturday mornings. Check out our poster for more details. Contact register. Spaces are limited, so register now!

February 22, 2018

We are THRILLED to have two presentations accepted at the upcoming ISME Seminar on Special Music Education in Salzburg, Austria! Executive Director Dr. Erin Parkes and Assistant Director Sarah Tomaszewski will present "Would Singing Lessons Serve to Provide Improvement of Pitch and Timing in the Auditory Brainstem? A Pilot Study". This study looked at the potential benefits of singing lessons on children diagnosed with auditory processing disorder. Preliminary findings show improvement in these areas! Dr. Parkes will also present "The Music Circle Project: A Gateway to Music for People with Special Needs" with our colleagues from the National Arts Centre, Music Education Director Genevieve Cimon and French horn player in NACO, Elizabeth Simpson. The presentati...

February 21, 2018

Mark your calendars! Lotus Centre's year-end recital will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Trinity Presbyterian Church. We are looking forward to this new venue with a wheel-chair accessible stage... and air conditioning! With so many students in private lessons, we will be hosting 3 separate recitals between 1:00pm - 5:00pm. We can't wait to see our students come together and show off all of their hard work! More details to come closer to the recital date.

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Kanata, ON K2K 1L1

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1939 St. Joseph Blvd

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