Over the course of my music career I have had the privilege of working with dozens of music professionals. Here is what a few of them have to say.
I have also received over 500+ written reviews from past students. You can read them here.
I have worked with Dan Hegelund on the Christmas Spectacular music project. After checking many references – and websites – interest in Dan Hegelund arose because his large, dynamic, engaging choirs had been presented on European TV and other concert settings. Dan proved that he has the gift of inspiration and can engage his choir in such a way as to bring out the very, very best of their qualities. Our Cast and audience alike all loved Dan and his choir.
Dan has an anointed gift to inspire, engage, and involve other people in a way that brings out their best qualities. Dan works well with all ages and skill levels, whether it be with individuals, teams, and large productions. Dan has arranged and taken part of large studio, television, and concert production, making an expert in his field. I am pleased to give Dan Hegelund my strong recommendation as an experienced music professional.
Sanford Wright M.D.
Neurosurgeon and Producer
Dan Hegelund is able to reconcile an atmosphere of love to people. I know of no one more favored than Dan when it comes to bringing this healing atmosphere.
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 is a delightful person who makes everyone's life better by his presence. I cannot say enough great things about Dan. He is extremely polished and professional. He has a can-do attitude, and always goes the extra mile.
Dan Hegelund is an absolutely gifted music teacher and vocal coach! I have watched Dan lead and teach multiple bands of amateur vocalist and musicians and produce incredible results. Dan enthusiasm for his craft is inspiring. He has an energy about him that motivates others to be better.
Dan's knowledge of music theory and decades of experience allows him to pin point what students are struggling with and he has the technical skills to then coach them through it in a clear and direct manner. The best part of about Dan is his hunger. He’s passionate about developing himself and those around him. He is also extremely hard working and punctual.
Executive Pastor, CCS
I have had the privilege of working on the TV-project, "Clash of the Choirs” with Dan Hegelund for seven weeks. He has impressed me greatly with his knowledge, his pedagogic skill as a choir director, with his voice, his commitment, and his love of music. He is always full of energy and a contagious joy, without ever loosing an eagle’s perspective.
Besides his incredible specialized skill in gospel music, both as a soloist, producer, and choir director, Dan has demonstrated a breadth, curiosity, and flexibility in working together with other musicians and participants in this project. It is my pleasure to recommend Dan as a motivated and engaged music professional.
Vocal Artist & Producer
I have been privileged to witness Dan’s superb instructional and performance skills. Not only is Dan a talented vocalist/pianist, but he is also a caring and genuine person. His passion for teaching and student engagement has fostered some of the highest student retention rates among of all of my instructors. Dan is creative and caters each and every lesson to the specific needs and goals of the student. His positivity and energetic spirit is refreshing and a breath of fresh air.
It is a rare combination to find someone so talented, yet so humble, outgoing, and kind. Dan is honest and has the highest of integrity. He gives 110% every day, every lesson, every student, every time. As you can see, I give Dan Hegelund my highest recommendation. I will forever be grateful God allowed our paths to cross. He is a very special person, and anyone would be lucky to work with him.
Dr. Jessi Jumper
Owner of Voice In The Valley Music Academy
I have known Dan for many years through the various projects that I have either seen or been involved with Dan organizing. Dan has not just a passion for music, but a passion for people and the desire to see them work together as a unit. He has had successes with every ensemble, young and old, he has either worked with and, most importantly, put together.
What has impressed me about him is that he is definitely a man who knows what he wants and goes about the right way in how to get it. He has always put people first. I have been totally blessed by seeing how, with all that he does, he makes time for his family. He has the most adorable family, from the time I have known his wife, Mary, I have seen how she has supported him every step of the way.
Vocal Artist & Producer