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Diane Schneider, J.D., Ph.D., is a Kentucky native.  She trained for many years at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and later became the first music director of the Shaker Village at  Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. 
 Dr. Diane was also an attorney for physically and mentally disabled persons for 10 years. She moved to Canada to earn her Ph.D. in Theology in the area of spirituality and medicine.  While serving as a pastoral theologian and hospital chaplain, she began to use the harp with hospitalized patients.  She continues to actively conduct research in the Mayo Health System on the effects of harp vibrations upon patient symptoms. 
"I use certain harp vibrations to resonate with, or 'entrain', a patient's own cellular rhythms to help release tense muscle tissue, calm anxiety, improve digestion, induce restful sleep, increase endorphins for pain management -- to aid the body's own efforts to heal itself."
  Her remarkable CD's and tapes have given help to hundreds:  the harp music is uniquely recorded based upon years of research to help improve symptoms in persons suffering from pain, depression, anxiety, heart arrhythmias, and poor quality of life. 
 Hospice and end-of-life care has always been a special part of her work, both in homes and hospitals.  Today, Diane is a full-time harpist, practitioner, and researcher, but she especially enjoys touring to conduct workshops and concert-lectures on vibration medicine, healing, and the spirituality of music.