Peter Avery

Peter joined Mitchell Conservatorium, Lithgow as a violin teacher in 2008.

He started playing violin at age 6 and began his early violin studies at Lismore, Bangalow and Byron Bay convents. Peter later studied with W. J. Gallaher, Gallaher School of Music and with Georgina McLean, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He played in the Sydney-based National Youth Orchestra in the late 60s, Ars Nova Orchestra in the 80s and since 1999 with Lithgow City Orchestra. Peter played violin and double bass with Shiloh a folk gospel trio and violin with the Bunyip Boys Bush Band. He was a string tutor at Cooerwull Public School in the 70s and 80s, and again since 2008.

His love for a wide range of musical styles is evident when he performs with his wife Gaye in a violin & double bass/guitar vocal duo. Peter combines aspects of the Suzuki method with the AMEB syllabus in teaching violin.

Peter Avery, strings teacher, Lithgow


We pay our respect to all First Nations elders both past and present from the lands where Mitchell Conservatorium students reside. In particular, we acknowledge the Wiradyuri and Dharug peoples of Australia, who are the traditional custodians of the land where Mitchell Conservatorium campuses are located.

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