Programs and Offerings
Getting Along (Solo Performance)
This program is primarily designed for elementary-aged children, teachers, and families. It consists of learning tales from Haiti and West Africa, but could be modified with different stories, given enough lead time. The goal is to introduce concepts of communication and self-image to enhance positive interactions. The program is an entertaining and fast-moving and memorable blend of stories, songs, rhythm, and music that will get the audience involved. (Best for Elementary aged kids and families).
A Tour of Africa in Story, Rhythm, and Song (Solo or Duo/Alafia)
Our longest-running program combines songs, rhythms, and stories from various parts of the continent of Africa. Sondra has had many African teachers over the years, including Abdoul Doumbia from Mali, and has traveled to South Africa on a storytelling trip, picking up and sharing stories with others. (K-Adult)
Getting Along II (Duo Performance with Helen Trencher/Alafia)
This more full-bodied version of the solo edition, includes a tandem story that involves the audience called The Stubborn Turnip, as well as others not listed above. (Best for elementary aged kids and families).
Stories of the Earth, Songs of Peace (Duo/Alafia)
This program combines stories focused on the environment with songs/dances from the repertoire of the Dances of Universal Peace, and others. (5th grade to adult)
Customized story and music programs are possible with at least 2 months' notice. Inquire about your event!
Stories and Musical Memories
Combine Musical Memories, below, with stories for adults like Stubborn Husband Stubborn Wife from Persia, The Cake Horse by Terry Jones, and Middle Woman by Orson Scott Card to make a 45 minute program that entertains and enlightens.
Sondra brings her ukulele to perform old standards, songs that span decades, and just plain fun to assisted living, nursing homes, libraries, parties, and events. Multi-generational songs like Dream A Little Dream, All of Me, Blackbird, Til There Was You, and more. 45 minute programs to remember, sing along, and be entertained.
Percussion for Contemplation
Sondra is a regular drummer for Denver Dances of Universal Peace, Judaism Your Way Shabbats, Kirtans, and other gatherings where a sense of inclusion and contemplation is desired. Her intuitive sense of what percussion is needed to enhance the mood, is real and appreciated. Her goal is not to distract, but to deepen the gathering.
Drum Circle Facilitation
As part of her story programs, as well as stand-alone, Sondra can facilitate a group of drummers making noise in the same rhythm, by orchestrating the gathering.
Percussion and Ukulele for Rock/Blues
Sondra plays regularly with the band High Index, singing and playing. And is available for events as a duo, as well.
Writing and Consulting
Writing for Business
Sondra can write copy for your website with an eye to marketing in your sector. She is also adept at writing marketing materials with an eye toward ease of understanding, and clarity for both your department and clients.
Consulting and Sales
Sondra can consult on work flow, hiring salespeople, managing salespeople, and is also available as a salesperson for hire (i.e. when a salesperson is out for an extended period, and your clients need follow up and attention).