Dan Hegelund

Dan H.

Kent, WA
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About

Dan passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Dan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
September 1993

Some of Dan’s past students have been finalists in televised talent shows and now enjoy professional music careers. For example, Sofia Olsson, (”True Talent" Finalist, Sweden), Feridah Rose ("Denmark's Got Talent" Semi-Finalist), and Rasma Freimane ("Top Overall Vocalist", Tech Music School, London) —see videos.

Now you have an opportunity to learn from acclaimed producer, composer, pianist, and vocal coach, Dan whose resume includes studio recordings, Radio- and TV broadcasts, and concerts in venues such as the Presidential Palace of Ukraine, the Latvian Government, the nationally televised talent show, ‘Clash Of The Choirs’, Christmas Spectacular, and Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan. Dan has performed in 30+ countries on four continents, and his music is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, etc.

Dan holds an MA from Uppsala University and is currently writing his Doctoral Dissertation. With Dan, you will receive unparalleled, professional, and masterful classes. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from an award-winning expert in his field. Allow me to take you to the next level, whether you are a beginner or an experienced virtuoso. I teach all ages and skill levels.

I look forward to guiding you on your educational journey! Lessons are offered either in my home studio in Kent, WA, *or* I can teach you through live, online private video lessons.

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Experience

Music Director
Sep 2014 - Present
Common Ground Choir Academy

I moved to WA from Sweden (Europe) in 2014. I have twenty years experience in performance and teaching music. I have recorded studio albums as well as performed before the Latvian Cabinet, the Presidential Palace of Kiev, and in Clash Of the Choirs.

Music Director
Jul 2007 - Aug 2014
Common Ground Choir Academy (Sweden)

Prior to moving to WA in 2014, I lived in Scandinavia where I had my own music school. I have twenty years experience in performance and teaching music. I have recorded studio albums as well as performed before the Latvian Cabinet, the Presidential Palace of Kiev, and in Clash Of the Choirs.

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Music Director
Aug 2004 - Aug 2007
New Generation Church (Latvia)

From 2004-2007, I was employed full time as the music director of New Generation Church (Riga, Latvia). I have twenty years experience in performance and teaching music. I have recorded studio album as well as performed before the Latvian Cabinet, the Presidential Palace of Kiev, and in Clash Of the Choirs.

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Education

Doctoral Student (Christian Counseling)
Sep 2015 - Present
Columbia Evangelical Seminary
Master's Degree (Political Science)
Aug 2008 - Jun 2015
Uppsala University (Sweden)

Languages

Danish
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Norwegian
Professional Proficiency
Russian
Professional Proficiency
Swedish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Master's Degree in Political Science
Jun 2015
Uppsala University

This post graduate degree makes me an expert in the subject of political science.

Awards

Best Music School 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Mar 2017
Issaquah Award Program, Issaquah Hall of Fame
True Talent Finalist
Dec 2011
TV3, Sweden
Top Over All Vocalist
Dec 2010
Vocaltech, London
3rd Place, Clash Of The Choirs
Jun 2010
Clash Of The Choirs, TV4 Sweden
Denmark's Got Talent Semi-Finalist
Dec 2009
DR, Denmark

Photos & Videos

See Dan H. in action.
Dan H.'s private student, Rasma Freimane, "Top Overall Vocalist" Award Winner, Tech Music School, London 2009.
Dan H.'s private student, Feridah Rose, "Denmark's Got Talent" Semi-Finalist 2009, Denmark.
Dan H.'s private student, Sofia Olsson, "True Talent" Finalist 2011, Sweden.
Dan H. performs "Freedom" at the televised talent show "Clash Of The Choirs."
Dan H. has won 'Best Music School'-award for four consecutive years: 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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With twenty years experience as a pianist and vocal coach, I have worked extensively in studio and on stage.

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"I believe I can fly" performed for the Latvian government cabinet.

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Televised talent show, "Clash Of The Choirs" 2010.
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51 Reviews

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Theresa D. Jul 16, 2017
Singing · In home

I had my first singing lesson with Dan in person, and he was awesome. It started right away with me singing a song of my choice for him so that he could get an idea of where I am at and how to work with me. From there, Dan explained in great depth and detail with helpful analogies and examples of basic techniques that I can use and apply right away after my first lesson. Already, I can tell I have found a very good teacher to help me on this new journey.

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Hannah Jun 30, 2017
Singing · In studio

Dan is a very energetic and dynamic instructor. He uses clear analogies to explain his reasoning in terms my daughter could understand. Looking forward to learning lots more from Dan!

Vlad Jun 13, 2017
Singing · In home

Great instructor. His goal is for you to succeed and understand effectively.

Andy Jun 2, 2017
Piano · Online

Dan is a very good instructor and coach ... I'm making satisfying progress.

Jaclyn May 16, 2017
Singing · Online

I can't say enough about Dan. I was nervous signing up my 5-year-old for singing lessons online because I didn't think it would be engaging enough to keep his attention. Dan is not only engaging, but patient and and works great with my child. Thank you Dan!

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Jonathan L. May 6, 2017
Piano · In studio

Dan is a great teacher who pay attention to details and take lot of efforts to make proper different arrangements for my two boys who are at different levels of skills. As my son Jonathan mentioned, Dan makes piano lesson lots of fun!

Viviann May 4, 2017
Singing · Online

Dan is a great teacher. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and easy to work with.

Pam May 2, 2017
Singing · In home

Great instructor, uses visual comparisons for understanding of concept. Works great or me!

Roxana D. May 1, 2017
Singing · In studio

Dan made the lesson fun. He has lot of good examples to help me understand the techniques he was teaching.

Daniel C. Apr 15, 2017
Piano · In home

Dan has been a lot of fun - and he is definitely pushing my skills. I'm getting better week by week and his input and guidance is really valuable. It has been a combination of classical and learning to play by ear too.

Lea G. Apr 8, 2017
Piano · Online

it was wonderful Lea really like her lesson and can't wait till the next one. Dan is great at teaching her and she understands what he is telling her. Thanks Dan truly happy.

Monica

Ava M. Apr 7, 2017
Piano · In studio

Ava loved her first lesson. She is so excited to learn more!

Trever Mar 24, 2017
Piano · Online

My two children have been taking lessons with Dan for the past few months. He is excellent!! He is very engaging, energetic and enthusiastic about music. This helps keep my kids motivated. He as been very flexible with our crazy schedule and the online flexibility is fantastic. My kids are progressing well and learning things they never covered in their previous in person lessons. Without Take Lessons, my kids would probably not be in piano at this time. Thanks!!

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Jack S. Mar 9, 2017
Singing · Online

Dan did a great job with our 5 year old. We are excited for our next lesson!

Nila H. Mar 7, 2017
Piano · Online

With consideration, verbal encouragement, and a ready smile - challenged me to see what kind of a learner I will be. I learned a LOT in the very first lesson.

Rikiya Mar 4, 2017
Singing · Online

Depending on your singing level and experience, Dan will help you find the very little details that will help you take your singing voice and craft to a whole new level. In just 3 lessons, Dan has helped me go from an amateur singer with lots of potential to possibly becoming a potentially great recording artist with the important technique necessary in becoming one.

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Emma L. Feb 21, 2017
Singing · In home

Took my girls 11 and 7 years old for their first singing lesson and they absolutely LOVE it, Dan is the best 👍

Rikiya Feb 18, 2017
Singing · Online

Learned a lot about breathing technique and its importance.

Alexandra Feb 15, 2017
Singing · Online

Amazing teacher, he has patience and I love his style of teaching ! He gives you confidence !

Jacob K. Feb 12, 2017
Piano · Online

Dan made me extremely comfortable as an adult learner and excited to begin my piano journey. Highly recommended teacher!

Armani E. Feb 2, 2017
Piano · In studio

His method so far has been effective for both me and my son.

Carter Jan 28, 2017
Songwriting · In home

Learned things that I never knew existed!

Yaroslav K. Jan 26, 2017
Singing · Online

Yaroslav K. Jan 26, 2017
Singing · Online

Tim C. Jan 14, 2017
Singing · Online

Very informing!

Abdul E. Jan 12, 2017
Piano · In studio

He was great!

Dennis H. Jan 5, 2017
Singing · Online

I very much enjoyed today's lesson. I learned more about breathing techniques, and the importance of when and how to breathe, and the importance of mindset. (hobby vs. sport.) I learned much more and I am looking forward to practicing through the week and next week's lesson.

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Scarlet Jan 4, 2017
Piano · In studio

Dan is full of positive energy and full of musical knowledge. He is teaching my daughter Piano and voice. The skills she is learning are building her personal confidence. He is bringing her out of her shell and giving her confidence to be herself within her passion of music.

She has been in choir and learning Theory for 5 years and Dan is helping her understand the theory through his great music stories, use of the piano and practical application. I am so excited we found him and would highly recommend him for anyone I know.

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Dennis H. Dec 29, 2016
Singing · Online

Shane Dec 12, 2016
Singing · Online

Aditya R. Nov 26, 2016
Singing · Online

Dan was enthusiastic and engaged my 6 year old very well , looking forward to the next class 😊

Sri R. Nov 26, 2016
Singing · Online

Indertreet S. Sep 6, 2016
Piano · In studio

Best instructor ever. My kids love the lessons.

Rachel Aug 5, 2016
Singing · In studio

Dan's enthusiasm is contagious and his knowledge deep. I look forward to more lessons!

Dana B. Aug 1, 2016
Piano · In studio

Fantastic instructor!!

Foxman Jul 19, 2016
Piano · In studio

Dan is the best piano teacher I've ever known. He is currently teaching my two kids, and I just signed on for lessons myself. On day one of my children's lessons, he had them sight reading. Dan has a true enjoyment for music, and it comes through in his patient and encouraging teaching style. I would highly recommend him if you or your children are interested in learning how to both play and appreciate music.

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Stephanie Gilbert Jun 8, 2016
Singing · In home

Dan is an amazing instructor. He explains singing techniques simply and in several different ways. I appreciate that he listens to my questions and answers them clearly.

Moiz May 12, 2016
Singing · In studio

Very lovely instructor. It's only the first session but learned a lot about my breathing techniques

Tina R. Mar 9, 2016
Singing · In home

Dan is knowledgeable in what he teaches and his passion for music is infectious to his students

Nicole Hankins Mar 3, 2016
Singing · In studio

We have had an amazing experience and would highly suggest taking lessons and choir from Dan. Our daughter has learned so much from him.

Jennifer Papp Mar 3, 2016
Singing · In home

Dan is an amazing piano and voice teacher. He is very inspirational and super skilled. He is patient and kind, and very good with kids. We drive all the way from Issaquah to see him each week. We also participate in his choir, which is so much fun for my daughter. I highly recommend Dan as an instructor.

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Chelsea C. Feb 26, 2016
Piano · In studio

Chelsea loves working with Dan..she will continue taking lesson.

Anh P. Feb 18, 2016
Piano · In studio

Dan is really really cool teacher. The best ever. He makes learning piano fun and make everything clear and easy to follow. Definitely recommend for beginners like me or any level. I am sure he is an expert.

Becky Feb 18, 2016
Piano · In studio

Dan is a great piano teacher! He makes learning music, not just piano, fun! I would recommend him as a teacher to anyone wanting to learn to play piano!

Nancy Feb 5, 2016
Singing · In home

Dan is very supportive and makes refining and learning to use my singing voice fun. He is able to provide correction in a positive way and inspire. I'd highly recommend him.

Julian B. Nov 15, 2015
Piano · In studio

Dan is an excellent music instructor. Our two boys of 10 and 12, after taking piano and voice lessons with him for more than a year, show measurable progress. Dan has an effective teaching method, which he is able to adapt to the particular needs of each student. He is a good communicator and motivator. I would recommend Dan to beginner, intermediate and advanced students who wants to improve rapidly and reach performance level.

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David D. Aug 23, 2014
Singing · In studio

Dan is terrific, an excellent singing/voice instructor. I cannot say enough good things about him!

Dan T. May 28, 2014
Gospel Singing · In studio

Dan is a top grade professional in every way. There are few people that are more passionate and committed to their purpose in Life. Dan goes above and beyond for people to ensure their success in life. He is incredibly gifted, patient and successful in teaching and training and encouraging people in their talents and their gifting. ‹I can’t recommend anyone more than Dan. Dan was patient, thorough, and kept his people informed and positive through the ups and downs of the entire process. He was well liked by everyone. He is both a leader and a supportive team member. In addition, Dan is a delightful person who makes everyone’s life better by his presence. Again I give him a strong recommendation. I cannot say enough great things about Dan. He is extremely polished and professional. He has a can-do attitude, and is always going the extra mile.

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Sophia D. Apr 16, 2014
Vocal Training ·

Insightful, challenging, and enjoyable lessons!

Starting voice lessons was new territory for me; though I had been in choir, I hadn't had lessons that pushed me individually before. I was looking for detailed, content-rich instruction that challenged me, which I found in Dan's lessons!

Each lesson, though only a half-hour long in my case, includes new concepts that can be immediately applied for better singing! His approach is multidimensional, addressing pitch, tone, quality, and breathing at an intensity that varies according to skill level. Dan has experience in numerous styles and is able to offer apt tutoring to all of them. He has a unique ability to break down and explain concepts in singing so that they are tangible and attainable.

We have worked on pop, jazz, and folk so far, and in each area, I learned a bajillion new things! Dan's enthusiasm and knowledge combined with his engaging teaching style will benefit anyone who wants to improve their voice. I absolutely recommend Dan as a voice teacher!

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Serge V. Mar 26, 2014
Vocal Training ·

Strong Recommendation

Dan Hegelund is an effective communicator with strong emotional intelligence skills. Dan has a special way with youth, with an ability to inspire, motivate, and teach. I am impressed with his pedagogic skill, both relating to the individual and to a group. Dan is responsible, efficient, and sympathetic. I give Dan Hegelund my strong recommendation.

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Amy A. Dec 10, 2013
Singing ·

Great teacher!

Dan made me feel very comfortable from the beginning. This is the first voice lesson I have ever had and I wasn't sure what to expect.
He is very nice, professional and knowledgable. I feel like I learned a lot from the very first lesson and am looking forward to my next.
He sent me an e-mail with a summary of what we went over, which I found very helpful.
The location is right off the freeway and easy to find with plenty of free parking. I highly recommend him for singing lessons!

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