Diana is a firm believer in sharing your artistry and passion with others. She is grateful to work with her daughters and fellow teachers, Whitney and Lindsay. Raised in a musical family, Diana started singing and playing the piano by ear at the age of 4 and began songwriting in her teens. She studied creative arts, music, and journalism in college and put herself through school working as a contracted teacher, coach, recreation leader/supervisor and waitress. She received her bachelor of arts from San Jose State. Later, she went to graduate school at Chapman University and studied education. Diana began teaching music and theater arts in schools and performing arts studios in 1996. She wrote songs and plays to use as curriculum. The writing came easy to her because of her writing background. Diana’s professional writing career started in 1980 when she was 21. Since then she has been a feature writer and columnist for newspapers, a radio news reporter, music jingle writer, children’s radio writer and voice talent, an assignment editor for television news, commercial writer and producer, an actor, a voice over talent for television and film, and a playwright. In August of 2005 Diana combined her love of performing arts education and media and music production and she established Carter House Productions.
Diana has written and produced several music albums, musical plays and music compositions. Her recent music albums include: Creative Kids “Sing Along with Nana Diana,” released in August of 2018 and “Creative Kids – Original Children’s Songs” by Diana Lynn Carter and Lindsay Carter Coates released in 2016. Her other albums include “Just Be Yourself” by Diana Carter (Coates), “Sing and Learn with Diana,” and “Exploring Our World” by Brad and Diana. Her contemporary music albums include, “Politics and Fairy Tales,” released July 22, 2012 and “Second Chance,” released in December 2014. Her music is available here at www.slosong.com and on iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby.