Welcome to the Common Ground Choir Academy!

Professional vocal coach and choir director, Dan Hegelund from Sweden has performed in venues such as the Presidential Palace of Ukraine, before the Latvian Cabinet, and in the televised choir competition, Clash of the Choirs.

In 2013 Dan Hegelund moved to the USA to start a music school in Issaquah. Common Ground Choir Academy has already won an award for “Best Music School 2014” by Issaquah Award Program.

Offering private lessons in voice and piano, as well as Choirs for kids, teens, and adults, Dan Hegelund brings a new level of expertise to the Issaquah community.
If you want to take your singing or piano to the next level, look no further.

Pastors Dan & Maria Hegelund
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Mar 29

Sing Like A Pro

Some of Dan Hegelund’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).

  • Video: Private student, Sofia Olsson, “True Talent” Finalist 2011, Sweden.

  • Video: Private student, Feridah Rose, “Denmark’s Got Talent” Semi-Finalist 2009, Denmark. 

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Jan 24

Common Ground Choir Academy Receives Award for Best Music School 2014

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“ISSAQUAH July 22, 2014 — Common Ground Choir Academy has been selected for the 2014 Best of Issaquah Award in the Music School category by the Issaquah Award Program.

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Nov 05

Academic & Health Benefits Of Singing

In a society mostly focused on the hard sciences and sports, it’s worth a reminder of some of the extraordinary benefits of singing.

Health benefits

Did you know that scientific research shows that singing…

• Improves your visual and verbal skills
• Helps the heartbeat, pulse rate and blood pressure
• Improves sleep quality in students
• Makes you Happier
• Boosts your immune system and reduce Pain
• Reduces Depression and Anxiety
• Keeps an aging brain healthy

Academic benefits

Multiple studies link music study to academic achievements. Singing enhances and sharpens qualities like…

• Collaboration
• The ability to listen
• The power to focus on the present and future simultaneously
• The skill of giving effective presentations
• A way of thinking that weaves together disparate ideas
• Increased emotional intelligence
• Self confidence and clarity of purpose

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