Lawrie has been a faculty member of the Vancouver Academy of Music since 1981. Her former teachers include: Gwen Thompson, Tom Rolston, Ranald Sheen, and Yasuko Eastman. She has been a member of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra since 1985 an was a long standing member of the former CBC Radio Orchestra, now the National Broadcast Orchestra.
Lawrie has toured many times with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and with several International shows, including: Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Showboat, and The Music of the Night Tour. Other artists that Lawrie has performed with and for include: Pavarotti, Cecelia Bartoli, Natalie Cole, John Denver, Lyle Lovett, Sarah McLaughlin, Diana Krawl, Ray Charles,Led Zepplin, Michael Buble, The Rankin Family,and many others.
She was also a devoted member of the former Jazz String Quartet, Babayaga for 10 years.
Currently, apart from her professional engagements, Lawrie continues to teach young children with exceptional musical talent, guiding and nurturing the process to allow them to reach the height of their potential. Many of them have won International Competitions and have performed solo with several professional orchestras across North America and the UK. She attributes a great deal of their success to having had the wonderful nurturing from being a Suzuki student herself.