Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Ms. Lavery received her Bachelor of Music degree
from the University of Otago in Dunedin where she studied with Professor Terence
Dennis. Prior to moving to the United States, she completed a Master of Arts degree
Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science
degree with the University of Maryland, European Division.
Since moving to the United States Ms. Lavery completed her Master of Music degree
the University of New Mexico with Professor Falko Steinbach. She has participated
masterclasses with Tamás Ungár, Piers Lane, Ian Hominick, and Neal Larrabee and
has also performed at the DTKV Music Festival in Heek-Nienborg, and the International
Piano Festival in Lindlar, Germany. She is currently studying piano with Dr. Alexander
Tentser in Tucson, Arizona.
Ms. Lavery was selected to participate in the California Concerto Festival in 2017
2018 and performed the first and third movements of the Grieg Concerto. She has
attended Piano Texas International Academy and Festival in 2016, 2017, and 2019.
She works at home and has a part time job as Choir Director for Chapel One at Ft.