Gerda Bächli was born in Zurich, Switzerland in a family of musicians who worked with people having intellectual disabilities. She specialized in children's songs such as appeared in Der Tausendfüssler
(1977), Zirkus Zottelbär
(1985) and Im Bim-Bam-Bummelzug
(1988). She wrote in the High German of all non-Swiss, reaching an audience far beyond the language border.
She died in Winterthur.