Regina Noel Downing
Regina Noel Downing is the owner and instructor of the Regina Noel Music Studio in Decorah, Iowa. She teaches both private piano and private voice lessons (both in studio and on Skype), as well as offers group classes and unique studio projects. Regina also volunteers her services teaching general music to a local preschool and ballroom dance for wedding dances.
Regina has taught music for the last 12 years, played piano since the age of 8, and started singing as early as she can remember. Her father, Stephen Lee Yarbrough, was a theory, composition, and ear training professor at the University of South Dakota, as well as a nationally sought-after composer. Awarded music scholarships to 3 colleges and universities, Regina chose Luther College in Decorah, Iowa for her BA in Physical Education and Music. Shortly after graduation, she went on for her MA in Elementary Education. Having successfully completed the New York Vocal Coaching Company Teacher Training course, she offers a well-balanced approach to all aspects of teaching music. The professional education she received from Justin Stoney provides flawless pedagogy that she has found transformative for students of various ages, styles, and individual differences. Regina has a passion for inspiring musicians to dream big, give big, and plan accordingly. Each lesson is catered specifically for each individual. Regina takes great pride in offering the best music education in the best environment in which to study: fun, positive, and passionate.