About the Mentor
Lavina is a singer/songwriter, vocal mentor/tutor, freelance singer and actress. Part of a musically talented family, her siblings include Joshua "J." Williams and Emily, a second place winner of Australian Idol.
In addition to a stellar career overseas as a pop singer and musical theatre performer (including The Lion King) Lavina has worked as a backing vocalist with top NZ artists like Ginny Blackmore and Stan Walker and was the opening act for the international band One Republic on their national NZ tour. Lavina recently mentored contestants in the second season of X Factor NZ as their vocal coach and performed on Dancing With the Stars.
She has mentored for our programmes since 2015 and brings a wealth of experience, technical skill and her huge heart!
Megan Moller from Auckland Girls' Grammar School says,
"I think that she instilled confidence into our students and that she also set high expectations and they wanted to not disappoint them. They felt assured and confident with the process and the time frame worked well because it meant that they had a short time to produce a direct result. They did increase in confidence and they liked her direct and honest approach."