“Rockin’ with the Ages,” with Guest Jackie Goldberg, aka Pink Lady, Producer, Actress, and Motivational Speaker; and Musical Guest, Singer / Songwriter, Advocate and Speaker for Children, Auntie Kayte Deioma, on The LIFE CHANGES Show
GUEST JACKIE GOLDBERG AKA PINK LADY and MUSICAL GUEST AUNTIE KAYTE DEIOMA
AUNTIE KAYTE DEIOMA
Kayte started performing and writing songs in middle school and high school, including penning her first recorded song, Lullaby of Hope, for her younger siblings when she was 16. She studied voice at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and continued performing through graduate school in Southern California, with a couple years in between spent bumming around Europe with a guitar. Then life took her on a completely different trajectory working with at-risk youth in Long Beach, CA for a number of years before returning to the creative arts in photography and writing.
Kayte was inspired to start writing songs again after talking to her youngest nephew, Declan, about good and bad in the context of knights and pirates. She wanted to offer new ways to look at relationships and behavior commonly seen in fairy-tales and life. Once she started, the gift of songs continued to flow, and opportunities to perform them materialized. As new ideas came and Auntie Kayte started once again working with kids and adults in challenging circumstances, she was drawn to write songs that address common issues from childhood that we carry into adulthood. Auntie Kayte believes that if you’re going to get a song stuck in your head, it might as well be something useful, empowering and fun that will pop into your head just when you need it!
In addition to continuing to perform at family festivals, schools and other family concerts, Auntie Kayte also regularly sings selections from her original children’s music repertoire for adults and their inner children at personal development seminars and conferences.
Kayte Deioma is also an advocate and speaker on the topic of research that impacts how we present music to kids and safe volume levels for kids and adults.