Dan Hegelund
Tacoma, WA
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Dan Hegelund

Dan H.

Tacoma, WA
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I was born and raised in Denmark and have lived 25+ years in Denmark. I have 25+ years teaching experience. I hold a Scandinavian Bachelor and Masters degree. I am fluent in Danish, not just the language, but also the culture, geography, history, politics, etc.

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

About Dan H.

Highly sought-after. 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 Cabinet, the nationally televised talent show, ‘Clash Of The Choirs’, Christmas Spectacular, Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan, Northwest Folklife Festival, and Leavenworth’s 50th Anniversary Christmas Lighting Festival. Dan has performed in 30+ countries on four continents, and his music is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, etc.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Uppsala University (Sweden). He is an instructor at the Coeur d'Alene Music Conservatory. Dan has won teaching awards for five consecutive years (see photos). He is the director of Coeur d'Alene Children's Choir, Coeur d'Alene Youth Choir, and Coeur d'Alene Conservatory Choir.

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. Few spots available.

I look forward to guiding you on your educational journey! Lessons are offered through live, online private video lessons.


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74 Reviews
Rick C.
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Dan is awesome! Love his teaching technique.

Posted Mar 12, 2020
Arlene L.

Dan gives me lots of ideas on how to use techniques to express the song differently , I am learning a lot of new approaches

Posted Oct 29, 2019
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Dan is truly enthusiastic about sharing his love for his native language! Of course his pronounciation is excellent, and he has infinite patience. He is also open to meeting his student wherever they are in the process. I am really enjoying learning Danish with Dan!

Posted Aug 31, 2019
Logan M.
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Dan is an incredible coach. I enjoyed the lessons I took with him and learned alot. I look forward to working with Dan in the future

Posted Jan 31, 2019
Grace T.
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I was impressed with my first lesson with Dan. He adjust lessons according to my needs. Will continue to take lessons with him. Thank you.

Posted Jan 7, 2019
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My daughter is enjoying her lessons! Dan is great.

Posted Dec 5, 2018
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Great first lesson! I’m super happy with how much I got out of my very first lesson. Looking forward to future lessons.

Posted Nov 9, 2018
Minh N.
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I have zero music background. After a lesson with Dan, the amount of knowledge that I learned from him makes a huge different of what I can do after just 1 lesson. I can’t wait for more lessons. Dan is also very friendly and knowledgeable. He’s very easy to talk to. His studio has good parking.

Posted Sep 15, 2018
Logan M.
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Dan is great! He’s very friends and engaging and has helped me make big improvements in my voice in a small amount of time.

Posted Aug 23, 2018
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Posted Aug 7, 2018
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Dan is wonderful with our twin 11 year olds. He quickly got them very engaged and enthused to sing.

Posted Jul 26, 2018
Delon P.
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Very friendly and professional.
Step by step detailed instructions for young age beginner.

Posted Jul 23, 2018
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Very kind, and intuitive , knows how to approach working with children . Pleasant , funny and inspiring at the same time .

Posted Jul 6, 2018
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Although Dan has extensive experience with professional singers as well as choir, he is a great teacher for beginners as well. I am learning a lot and enjoying every lesson.

Posted May 24, 2018
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Dan is a fantastic teacher. He listens to my questions and answers them clearly. Dan is very patient while I learn and challenges me to keep advancing. I would highly recommend Dan.

Posted May 16, 2018
Daniel C.
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Dan is an awesome instructor - and teaches not just from the music but from the heart. It's not only the mechanics but the ART - and Artistic presentation of music counts!!!

Posted May 16, 2018
Glen A.
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I intend to study more with Dan in the future. He is focused, insightful,
and passionate about communication through music and about helping
others to find our most authentic voice. Lessons with Dan have been wonderful

Posted Feb 9, 2018
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Posted Dec 5, 2017
Angela B.
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Very helpful and super fun personality!!

Posted Nov 20, 2017
Mich ta
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Dan is an amazing teacher. He makes class fun and is very patient with a beginner like me. With just a few lessons he has helped me improve tremendously. My husband even noticed and commented how better my singing is. If you are unsure, book him and you will be glad you do!

Posted Oct 16, 2017
Jacob K.
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Posted Oct 14, 2017
Emily Zachariasen
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he is the best voice teacher ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted Sep 7, 2017
Monica G.
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Posted Aug 5, 2017
Theresa D.
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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.

Posted Jul 16, 2017
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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!

Posted Jun 30, 2017
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Great instructor. His goal is for you to succeed and understand effectively.

Posted Jun 13, 2017
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Dan is a very good instructor and coach ... I'm making satisfying progress.

Posted Jun 2, 2017
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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!

Posted May 16, 2017
Jonathan L.
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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!

Posted May 6, 2017
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Dan is a great teacher. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and easy to work with.

Posted May 4, 2017
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Great instructor, uses visual comparisons for understanding of concept. Works great or me!

Posted May 2, 2017
Roxana D.
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Dan made the lesson fun. He has lot of good examples to help me understand the techniques he was teaching.

Posted May 1, 2017
Daniel C.
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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.

Posted Apr 15, 2017
Lea G.
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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.


Posted Apr 8, 2017
Ava M.
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Ava loved her first lesson. She is so excited to learn more!

Posted Apr 7, 2017
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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!!

Posted Mar 24, 2017
Jack S.
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Dan did a great job with our 5 year old. We are excited for our next lesson!

Posted Mar 9, 2017
Nila H.
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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.

Posted Mar 7, 2017
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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.

Posted Mar 4, 2017
Emma L.
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Took my girls 11 and 7 years old for their first singing lesson and they absolutely LOVE it, Dan is the best 👍

Posted Feb 21, 2017
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Learned a lot about breathing technique and its importance.

Posted Feb 18, 2017
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Amazing teacher, he has patience and I love his style of teaching ! He gives you confidence !

Posted Feb 15, 2017
Jacob K.
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Dan made me extremely comfortable as an adult learner and excited to begin my piano journey. Highly recommended teacher!

Posted Feb 12, 2017
Armani E.
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His method so far has been effective for both me and my son.

Posted Feb 2, 2017
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Learned things that I never knew existed!

Posted Jan 28, 2017
Yaroslav K.
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Posted Jan 26, 2017
Yaroslav K.
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Posted Jan 26, 2017
Tim C.
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Very informing!

Posted Jan 14, 2017
Abdul E.
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He was great!

Posted Jan 12, 2017
Dennis H.
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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.

Posted Jan 5, 2017
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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.

Posted Jan 4, 2017
Dennis H.
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Posted Dec 29, 2016
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Posted Dec 12, 2016
Aditya R.
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Dan was enthusiastic and engaged my 6 year old very well , looking forward to the next class 😊

Posted Nov 26, 2016
Sri R.
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Posted Nov 26, 2016
Indertreet S.
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Best instructor ever. My kids love the lessons.

Posted Sep 6, 2016
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Dan's enthusiasm is contagious and his knowledge deep. I look forward to more lessons!

Posted Aug 5, 2016
Dana B.
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Fantastic instructor!!

Posted Aug 1, 2016
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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.

Posted Jul 19, 2016
Stephanie Gilbert
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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.

Posted Jun 8, 2016
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Very lovely instructor. It's only the first session but learned a lot about my breathing techniques

Posted May 12, 2016
Tina R.
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Dan is knowledgeable in what he teaches and his passion for music is infectious to his students

Posted Mar 9, 2016
Nicole Hankins
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We have had an amazing experience and would highly suggest taking lessons and choir from Dan. Our daughter has learned so much from him.

Posted Mar 3, 2016
Jennifer Papp
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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.

Posted Mar 3, 2016
Chelsea C.
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Chelsea loves working with Dan..she will continue taking lesson.

Posted Feb 26, 2016
Anh P.
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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.

Posted Feb 18, 2016
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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!

Posted Feb 18, 2016
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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.

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Julian B.
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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.

Posted Nov 15, 2015
David D.
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Dan is terrific, an excellent singing/voice instructor. I cannot say enough good things about him!

Posted Aug 23, 2014
Dan T.
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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.

Posted May 28, 2014
Sophia D.

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!

Posted Apr 16, 2014
Serge V.

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.

Posted Mar 26, 2014
Amy A.

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!

Posted Dec 10, 2013

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Vocal Coach, Piano Teacher, and Choir Director
Oct 2020 - Present

Coeur d'Alene Music Conservatory

Dan Hegelund is employed as a vocal coach, piano teacher, and choir director at the Coeur d'Alene Music Conservatory in Idaho, where he directs the CDA Children's Choir, CDA Youth Choir, and CDA Conservatory Choir.

Music Director
Mar 2019 - Present

Tacoma Voice

We have moved to Tacoma (University Place). Our studio has access to professional equipment, grand piano, microphones, etc.

Worship Pastor
Mar 2019 - Sep 2020

Tacoma Faith

I am the Worship Pastor at Tacoma Faith where I am responsible for all music, including multiple choirs, bands, and worship. (Live Music on Saturdays & Sundays at 6 pm at 626 N Skyline Dr).

Music Director
Sep 2014 - Mar 2019


I moved to WA from Sweden (Europe) in 2014. I have twenty-five 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.

Worship Director
Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Calvary Chapel South

I was the worship director at Calvary Chapel South in Kent, WA. I direct three bands, soloists, back-vocalists, and a choir.

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-five 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
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-five 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.


Master's Degree
Aug 2008 - Jun 2015

Uppsala University (Sweden)



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Master's (and Bachelor's) Degree in Political Science
Jun 2015

Uppsala University

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


Best Vocal Coach 2019.
Mar 2017

Tacoma Award Program, Tacoma 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

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