Diana C. Hereld

Musician, Teacher, and Writer in San Diego, California

Diana C. Hereld

Musician, Teacher, and Writer in San Diego, California

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Diana Hereld is a musician, writer and researcher. She holds a master's degree in music and psychological studies from the University of California, San Diego.

After pursuing opera, world music and linguistic studies while living abroad, Diana completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Communication in Los Angeles. In 2011, she began a research appointment at California State University, Northridge where she conducted a study in music, autism and working memory. Throughout her time in LA, Diana also enjoyed working as an early childhood music educator, freelance writer, and content generator in the music industry, as well as voice and piano instructor specializing in the tutelage of children with special needs.

As a vocalist, Diana has studied in London under Ian Kennedy (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, BBC) and in Florence under Susanna Rigacci (preferred Soprano of Ennio Morricone). She has appeared internationally on platforms including The Today Show, United Nations and Accademia Europa. She continues to perform locally as chamber pop singer-songwriter Diana Christien, and is managed by Revolution Entertainment. Diana’s music is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Although Diana’s enthusiasm for music, mind and the brain is multifaceted, her longstanding interest is particularly in the way varied clinical populations respond emotionally to music, how this changes over time in consequence of emotion-regulation, and the implications for psychological resilience and suicide prevention. She has a longstanding passion for the use of music in mental health issues and suicide prevention.

Her thesis highlights how the conscientious use of heavy/intense music on self-destructive behavior and suicidal ideation affects clinical populations. She hopes to begin doctoral study in clinical psychology in the fall of 2017.

Diana’s work has been featured inThe Huffington Post, KPBS,Music Heals,LA Weekly,School of Pop TV,An und für sich, Hypebot, Music Think Tank, Sidewinder.fm, Live Nation,andTo Write Love on Her Arms.

For pitches/teaching/research inquiries, please contact Diana at dianahereld@gmail.com.

For management/licensing inquiries, please contact Winston Elliott at rock@rev-ent.com.

  • Work
    • Music Instructor, Music Industry Journalist
  • Education
    • Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
    • The Masters College, Los Angeles