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Neva Rego, the woman behind many of Hawaii's best singing voices, dead at 84

Neva Rego (Image Courtesy Lynn Piccoli) Neva Rego (Image Courtesy Lynn Piccoli)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Neva Rego, who was a vocal coach to many of Hawaii's most famous singers, died Wednesday. She was 84.

Rego's friend and business partner, Betty Grierson, said Rego died peacefully at her Kaimuki home.

Rego and Grierson were vocal coaches at the Bel Canto School of Singing. Rego's students at the school included Robert and Roland Cazimero, Jimmy Borges, Danny Couch, Shari Lynn, Tony Conjugacion and Jasmine Trias, along with several other entertainers in the Hawaii music industry. Rego also was the vocal coach for many Miss Hawaii candidates.

The two were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts in 2016. 

Aggreneva Rego was born and raised in Kaimuki and studied at the San Francisco Music Conservatory after her graduation from Sacred Hearts Academy. She also studied in Milan as a soprano. She returned home to Hawaii in 1980 and opened the Bel Canto School. 

Rego had been ailing due to complications from a surgical procedure more than three years ago.

Services are pending.

This story will be updated.

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