Native American Storytelling and Music with Sondra Segundo

Connect. Collaborate. Create.

Native American Storytelling and Music

Let’s collaborate together through the inspiration of books!
45min single class (All grades)

Native American storyteller and musician Sondra Segundo brings traditional stories from the Haida Nation to students in a traditional and engaging style. After a Read-Aloud of her picture book, Lovebirds: The True Story of Raven and Eagle, Sondra conjures discussions with students that lead to the creation of an original song inspired by how the story connects with their lives. This is a great way to introduce Indigenous cultures to the conversation and to generate art that involves collaboration. The final song will be posted on a special web page at learningwithstyle.com

Native American Storytelling and Music Includes:

  • Native American Storyteller Sondra Segundo (when available)
  • STYLE teaching artist(s)
  • Performance of song inspired by the book for each class
  • Cross-curricular lessons in ELA critical thinking and musical concepts
  • Discussions surrounding the book and how the relate to us
  • Webpage for each class
  • Creation of original song in collaboration with STYLE and students
  • Recording of each class’s creation (Mp3 download or email)

We align with the Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Skills.

Learn more about what the STYLE Read-Aloud and Soundtrack program can do for your school.

Project Based Learning

Students work in a highly collaborative environment, building lasting connections to reading, music, fellow classmates, and the world.

Connect

We challenge students to think critically and connect the themes of a book to themselves, to other texts, and to real world problems.

Collaborate

Students collaborate in the songwriting process, applying their connections and conversations to generate a song inspired by the book.

Create

Taking their collaborative work to the next level, students create artwork and a professional recording of their song using 21st century skills and technology.

Remote Learning Programs for the 2020-21 school year

Booking coming soon!

Be inspired

Create a song inspired by a book of your choice!

Specialized Programming for your school or library

What do you need?

STYLE is ready to work with your schools schedule and needs. We know this is going to be a year of learning, collaboration and compromise. We are ready to work with you and your students.

Integrated Arts Education

Live weekly concerts

Live music every week

We love to perform for you all. We’ll play some tunes, talk about why we chose those songs and bring some great sing-alongs for the whole family.

STYLE In-School Programs

Not available until restrictions are lifted

Five Day Residency

We will take your students on a journey from finding inspiration in a book, to recording in a professional recording studio environment.

Assembly

We’ll come to your school and put on a music/reading oriented assembly. Educational and fun!

Assembly Plus

It’s our standard assembly program plus some additional individual classroom sessions.

Sound FX and Foley

This program focuses on the creation of sound effects inside movies TV, video games, live theater and radio.

Thunderbird / Seahawks

Create a sports anthem inspired by the Native American story of the Thunderbird.

Harry Potter

A full STYLE concert inspired by the beloved novels of JK Rowling!

Winnie the Pooh

A full STYLE concert inspired by AA Milne’s beloved tales!

Variety Show

STYLE performs a full concert of music inspired by the children’s books we all love.

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