Lakeland, Fla. — After 36 years of shaping the voices of choral students, a Lakeland High teacher is retiring. 

Regina Register loves getting choir students to a performance level. She has worked the last six years at Lakeland Senior High

“I think a lot of it is the personal relationships you have to build," said Register, the Choral Director & Keyboard Instructor. "But I think their passion and love of music is part of the formula, that we both love the music and we both want to be on stage together." 

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Her passion and purpose spreads to the kids with each bit of advice, wave of her hand, and mouthing of the words while she directs. 

Her final year as a teacher, ended with a show stopper too. 

“This was a real highlight this year to experience Carnegie Hall," said Register. 

Her students were accepted to sing at a Musical Festival at Carnegie Hall, alongside six other honor choirs. Her students are still thankful she helped them reach that milestone. 

“She is an amazing woman, I just, I truly do love her," said Aamyah Evans, a senior at Lakeland High School.

Register loves her students too, and know what she will miss most about teaching.

“The students, their voices, their laughter," she said with a smile. 

Along with chorus, Register also taught one of the school's keyboarding classes too. She wishes the next choral director all the luck. 

“I just think the love of music," said Register. "And the love of the children will just take any director to a level of excellence."