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Rachel is a professional singer who graduated in music in York, UK 1995 and in music therapy in Witten, Germany in 1998. She has worked as a therapist with children and adults in various settings including children’s homes, psychiatry and care homes. Now based in Horgen, Zurich she is currently working freelance, as well as on the neonatal and intensive care wards in the Children’s hospital Zurich. Whether on the stage, in lessons or in therapy, her aim is to touch people with her music. She enjoys hiking with her  family and can be experienced on stage with her vocal trio “trü”.

About me

Name  Rachel Gotsmann


University of York: BA (hons) in Music 1992-1995

University Witten/Herdecke: post graduate diploma in music therapy 1996-1998

2013-2016 Lichtenberger Institut, Germany : Teaching qualification in voice physiology
emr Quality label (Music therapy is paid for by many health insurances on the supplementary insurance)

Work experience

  1. Internships working with physically and mentally disabled, the elderly, psychosomatic ward, with children with learning difficulties

  2. Psychiatric outpatients’ clinic Iserlohn Germany

  3. SOS Kinderdorf Niederrhein, Germany

  4. Stiftung Wohnheim Lerchenhof, home for multiply disabled adults

  5. Psychiatric clinic Schlössli, Oetwil am See

  6. University Children’s Hospital, Zurich: Neonatology and intensive care

Languages mother tongue English, fluent in Swiss German and High German


Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Heilpädagogik January 2015

“If I can’t say it I’ll sing it...”- Supporting communication with music therapy

Curriculum Vitae