Auntie Kayte enchants children 3 to 9 with fun original interactive songs that re-cast traditional fairy tale characters into modern role models and provoke thoughtful conversations, even among three-year-olds! Shows include onstage volunteer participation with props, as well as group sing-along and move-along songs with tracks and guitar.
Seasonal and holiday shows are also available.
Tip: Kayte sounds like Kate
Auntie Kayte showed up early, set up quickly, was dressed colorfully as befit the occasion and kept the crowd entertained.
Auntie Kayte was incredibly charming and had every kid interacting, singing, dancing and having a great time! Every song had a great message too. Socially educational and fun. There were also crafts the kids loved doing. Thank you auntie Kayte for elevating our party!
Response from Auntie Kayte Children's Music:
Thanks, Jamie! It was great fun!
"The Friends of Lincoln Park in Downtown Long Beach have had the honor of having Auntie Kayte bring her musical storytime to our events at the park. She has a magical affect on the children that are surrounding her. With her Treasure chest that holds an array of costumes or her storyboard of drawings that capture the imaginations of all who watch and listen while engaging her audience for a morning, afternoon or evening of learning with song. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to have the amazing Auntie Kayte capture our attention again. Thank you! "
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, German, Spanish
What to Expect
Auntie Kayte's music is designed to get kids singing, moving, listening and talking. She shows up with her magic box of props and invites kids to dress up and sing about and discuss career options for smart princesses and consequences and compassion for pirates as well as singing about and brainstorming what kids can do to make their world a better place. Kids love the in-between games and discussions as much as the music.
Auntie Kayte's music has great energy, but is not designed to get kids bouncing off the walls. For younger kids, she usually sings mostly a cappella, since research shows that this is best for young ears and brains to develop an understanding and appreciation of words and melody.
For older kids, Auntie Kayte either sings with tracks, or for bigger groups, brings along additional musicians.
Auntie Kayte's custom "Window to the Garden" backdrop is available if space and time allows.
Auntie Kayte can provide a one-time interactive performance for a children's party, festival, community center, library, church, school or other group; or a series of workshops that build upon each other to help kids learn meaningful songs that instill positive messages that stick in their heads.
CRAFTS: For smaller groups (up to 25), a crafting add-on is available to make crafts like princess crowns and pirate patches related to the songs.
Auntie Kayte requires that at private or public events, the responsible adults remain present during the performance.
Note: Although I speak German and Spanish, I am currently only performing children's music in English.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT AUNTIE KAYTE:
"Thank you so very much for bringing "Auntie Kayte" to my second grade classroom. Your original songs were very engaging, easy for the students to learn and delivered such a positive message. My students eagerly looked forward to Tuesday afternoons knowing Auntie Kayte would be coming. Thank you for such a great program." Mary Poper, 2nd Grade Teacher, Madison Elementary
"Our nursery school children were enthralled with Auntie Kayte's visits to our class. Her gentle, musical approach to values-based topics made singing her songs both endearing and fun. Two of our favorites were The Unicorn song and the Toy song. Thanks so much."
Joanny Iaccino, Encino Parents Nursery School, Teacher/Director
"My girls loved seeing Auntie Kayte perform live. They were completely enchanted by the colorful story songs and really enjoyed the active participation. As a parent, it was great to see my kids engaging with the lessons that align with my values. Regular exposure to Auntie Kayte's music reinforces what I teach them about being good people in the world."
Gregory Nevarro Pickens, parent, artist and educator
"Auntie Kayte is the most soulful children's musical artist I have encountered in my 18 years of supporting families! Listen to her music and be thrilled, enlightened and HAPPY! You will LOVE Auntie Kayte."
Lorraine Pursell, The Parent Mentor
"The Friends of Lincoln Park in Downtown Long Beach have had the honor of having Auntie Kayte bring her musical storytime to our events at the park. She has a magical affect on the children that are surrounding her with her treasure chest of costumes or her storyboard of drawings that capture the imaginations of all who watch and listen, while engaging her audience for a morning, afternoon or evening of learning with song. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to have the amazing Auntie Kayte capture our attention again. Thank you! "
Allison Kripp, Friends of Lincoln Park, parent
Additional Booking Notes
Depending on the size of the group, Auntie Kayte may or may not use amplification. With younger kids it's often better to keep the volume down. For outdoor venues where a sound system is not already in place, I bring a basic speaker and microphone setup.
As a solo act, I need about 5x7 feet of space and a chair or low table for my magic prop box.
If I'm bringing musicians, we need more space, depending on how many musicians are involved.
Past Booked Events
|March 10, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|August 27, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 23, 2017 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 02, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Auntie Kayte at Monrovia Street Fair|
|May 27, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Launch Party|
|April 29, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Books and Cookies Santa Monica|
|April 07, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Auntie Kayte at Monrovia Street Fair|
|April 06, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Private Preschool Event|
|April 02, 2017 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||Auntie Kayte at Kidchella at Pretend City|
|March 30, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Event|
|March 30, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Private Preschool Event|
|March 27, 2017 • 8:00am - 6:00pm||Private Event|
|March 25, 2017 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Private Event|
|March 23, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Private Preschool Event|
|March 19, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Mkt in Oxnard|
|March 11, 2017 • 10:00am - 5:00pm||Auntie Kayte at Baby & Kids Experience Pasadena|
|March 10, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Private Preschool Event|
|March 03, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Private Preschool Performance|
|February 25, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:00am||Auntie Kayte at Children's Book World LA|
|February 17, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Private event|
|February 11, 2017 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||Private Event|
|February 04, 2017 • 8:00am - 5:00pm||Private Event|
|January 28, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Auntie Kayte Concert at Dana Neighborhood Library|
|January 14, 2017 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Private Event|
|January 06, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Monrovia Street Fair Family Night|
|December 22, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party|
|December 22, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Private Event|
|December 17, 2016 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Private Event|
|December 16, 2016 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party|
|September 04, 2016 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Auntie Kayte at McCabe's Guitar Shop Family Series|
|May 28, 2016 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
Auntie Kayte performs almost exclusively catchy original music, with the exception of a few classic children's songs.
A few Auntie Kayte top hits include:
Rufus the Unicorn
A Princess Can Be Smart
Pirates are People Too
What Lights Me Up?
The Right Side of the Bed
The Tasting Song
A Rainbow Song
The Funky Pokey
If You Think You Can
It's Impossible for Bees to Fly
Giggly You and Me
Good Old Words
The Cowboy/Cowgirl Song