Learning a Song

With Vegas City Opera

Lesson Plan

Grades: 6-8 (Advanced) and 9-12

This lesson teaches young singers strategies to learning new solo repertoire. Vegas City Opera will introduce the different learning styles (spatial, auditory, linguistic, kinesthetic) to help singers identify their learning style. Singers will then be presented with a step-by-step guide, tailored to the different types of learning styles, on where to start when they are assigned a new song. Singers will also be given strategies on how to effectively memorize their pieces. Additionally, the lesson will instruct singers on how to identify appropriate vocal literature for their individual voice.

Materials: Solo song (Vegas City Opera can suggest a piece if singers need) piano, keyboard, or piano app (several free options available), pencil, pen, highlighter, notecards or paper