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Natalie & Orson Paine

Natalie & Orson Paine


French Horn Lessons | Cornet Lessons, Flugelhorn Lessons, Trumpet Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: Natalie: Grad-Cert in Music Studies (Griffith Conservatorium), BMus-Hons in Classical Performance (Elder Conservatorium). Orson: BMus in Classical Performance (Elder Conservatorium), BMus Hons in Professional Practice (1st class) & BMus Hons Elite in Performance (1st class) (University of Tasmania)
  • Pricing: $40/30mins $60/45mins $80/hour
  • Suitability: All ages and levels


Natalie Paine is an accomplished horn player, tutor and ensemble director.
She completed her Bachelor of Music with Honours on French horn at the prestigious Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide during 2016. She won an Elevate Mentorship from the Helpmann Academy in 2017 and completed further post-graduate studies at the Griffith Conservatorium in Queensland during 2018. Natalie has performed with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and is currently employed as a full-time Musician with the Royal New Zealand Navy. In her spare time she is passionate about investing in youth & community music making and is the Musical Director of North Shore Concert Band.

Orson Paine is an experienced educator and professional performer. He currently teaches at a number of schools around Auckland, including ACG Parnell, Rosmini College, Northcote Intermediate School and Glenfield College. He has previously conducted a number of ensembles, most notably as the former Musical Director of the Onkaparinga City Concert Band in South Australia.

A former full-time member of the Royal New Zealand Navy Band, Orson is now an active freelance trumpet player. He has performed with a number of professional orchestras on both sides of the Tasman, including the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.


Teaching Info

  • Natalie and Orson’s teaching style is grounded in technical foundations aimed to provide the best start to anyone’s interest in instrumental music – regardless of age.

Students are taught basic music theory, historically-informed performance styles and musicality during lessons.

All students are expected to practice regularly and take ownership of their ability to do their best.

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