Serge El Helou was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1978. He began playing guitar, piano, and percussion at an early age. While pursuing his degree in Musicology in Lebanon, he had the privilege to learn harmony and composition with renowned Lebanese composer Toufic Succar. In 2003, he pursued his musical career in Paris at René Descartes University where he earned another degree in Music Therapy and received his Orchestration degree from Boulogne Billancourt Conservatory, France. El Helou also received a Master’s degree in music therapy in the U.S. In addition to many years of experience in music therapy, teaching music, and working as a choir director, El Helou composes music for children plays, films, and documentaries. Several of his compositions were recently performed by orchestras in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey.