Welcome to Discovering Music. I provide an alternative path into the world of music with a focus on nurturing creativity and engagement. 

I offer creative online and in-person piano lessons and singing lessons, resources, a weekly newsletter, and lots of encouragement.

Discovering music is one of the greatest joys in life. There are so many different types of music and so many ways of playing it. So why can it sometimes feel like there is a huge gap between those who ‘can’ and those who ‘can’t’? We’re all primed to enjoy and make music, even if we’ve forgotten how to do it or had someone tell us we shouldn’t even try (shame on them).

And now is your time to dive in and discover the world of music. Are you ready to get started?


The Discovering Music newsletter: sign up for my free weekly newsletter offering resources, words, strategies, and encouragement about the world of music. I write about music psychology, creativity, fundamentals of note-reading, basics of singing and breathing, music appreciation, ear training, music and storytelling, and more.


Discovering Music lessons: to find out all about online and in-person (Meilen, Zürich, on the Gold Coast) music tuition, including piano lessons, singing lessons, and musicianship lessons, visit music lessons


To get in touch, go to Contact Discovering Music


“…Kate has an excellent rapport with my two teenage sons, who thoroughly enjoy their piano lessons. We are extremely fortunate to have found someone who has the knowledge and the ability to teach it…”

“…It gives me so much pleasure seeing my daughter being something that she clearly loves by someone who clearly cares…”

“…Thank you so much, Kate. For my son, music has become a priceless gift…”

“…I’ve always loved music but never dreamed I could sing by myself. But now I do it all the time, and it’s the best feeling…”

“…The other kids can’t play anything unless someone shows them what to play. I played everyone my own song…”

“…My singing lessons help keep me sane! Thank you, Kate, for opening up this amazing new world for me …”



About me: I’m Dr Kate Paine, an Australian musician, educator, and writer living in Meilen, Switzerland. I founded the Discovering Music studio in 2009. For more about me go to about Kate , and to read about my teaching philosophy go to teaching philosophy