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Diana Ramette-Schneider

Diana Ramette-Schneider Musiktherapie Bern

Ich räde Schwiizerdütsch

Ich spreche Deutsch

Parlo italiano

Je parle français

I speak English

Hablo español


My therapeutic values

A trusting and fruitful therapeutic relationship is the main factor for therapeutic success, more than any method. This much has been proven by research. Every person is as unique as their fingerprint and it is a great concern of mine to meet each person in their uniqueness. Vulnerability, from which beauty and strength can emerge, is a fundamental human condition. I see my task in helping the individual who entrusts himself to me to understand polarities in him- or herself, in life and experience not as mutually exclusive, but as indispensable parts of a whole (integration). In doing so, I stand by the person seeking help and support them in finding their very own "answers" within themselves. In the Socratic sense, I like to work in a maieutic way (maieutics = midwifery): Like a midwife, I am there (presence) and help with the birth of resources and ways of being that are not yet known. The birth of the new is done by the respective person him/herself. Of course, not only a sound education serves me, but also life experience.

Professional career

Accredited music therapist in Switzerland (SFMT) and Germany (DMtG), certified music therapist in the USA (CBMT).
Recognised by the Empirical Medicine Register EMR and the Swiss Foundation for Complementary Medicine ASCA.
Board member of the Swiss Association for Music Therapy SFMT/ASMT.


August 2003 - April 2006

Music therapist MAS, MT-BC - Michigan State University (USA)
incl. 6-month internship at the Institute for Music Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten-Herdecke (D)

October 1995 - May 2000

lic. phil. musicologist with minors philosophy and ethnomusicology, University of Zürich

Further training / Certifications

March 2020

Federally certified art therapist with specialization in music therapy

October 2008

Psychotherapist HPG

April 2006 - April 2008

Ambulante Regressionstherapeutin ART (outpatient regression therapist) according to Irene Behrmann - qualification for a depth psychology-based trauma therapy method

September 1991 - June 1995

Matura type B (with Latin), Liceo di Lugano 2 (Ticino)

January - June 2007

Emergency psychology and trauma therapy with children and adolescents, Refugio Bremen e.V., psychosocial and psychotherapeutic treatment centre for refugees and victims of torture

Artistic education

Singer-songwriter, performer and recording artist. After classical vocal training, further training with Christine Jaccard (ZH), at the Jazz School Zurich (Rahel Hadorn) and Jazz Studies of the College of Music at Michigan State University, USA (Sunny Wilkinson). Basic dance, instrumental (piano/guitar) and theatre training.

Professional positions



SONO, Private Practice for Music Therapy – Since June 2017

Freelance work:

Course lecturer at various institutions (Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Society - section Ticino, Emozioni in volo - Clown doctors training in Ticino, etc.) - Since January 2020

Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Bern, health department.
Course content: The contribution of music therapy in the prevention, healing and aftercare of various
physical and psychiatric disorders (e.g. stress and addiction disorders, trauma) - Since February 2016

Music therapist in the medical practice for children and adolescents Dr. Martin Schacht (Bremen, D), main area: behavioural disorders, ADHD - Sept. 2009 - July 2014

Music therapist at Klinikum Links der Weser (Bremen, D), paediatrics and neonatology -
August 2008 - July 2014

Music therapist at the "Bremer Lebensgemeinschaft für seelenpflege-bedürftige Menschen e.V." (population served: young adults with special needs) - September 2006 - September 2012

Music therapist at the home for mentally ill people of the Sozialwerk der freien Christengemeinde (Grambke / Bremen, D) - May 2007 - May 2011

Interpreter at Refugio - Psychosocial and Therapeutic Treatment Centre for Foreign Refugees and Torture Survivors e.V. (Bremen, D) - Year 2007 - 2008

Translator for evolvis sa, public limited company for management consulting and further education in Manno / Lugano (TI) - year 1995 - 2012 and continuously for other companies and institutes (Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of Bern ISPM, Institute for Infectious Diseases Bern IFIK, University of Applied Sciences Bern, SFMT/ASMT, OdA ARTECURA, etc.).

Permanent positions:

Foundation of a music therapy programme at Senioren Wohnpark Weser GmbH (Bremen, D) -

May 2006 - July 2014


Promotion manager at TBA AG, independent record company in Glattbrugg / Zurich.
Artists supported: Tom Jones, DJ BoBo, Sens Unik, etc. - March 2001 - August 2003

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