Halec Serlin
Buffalo Grove, IL
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Halec Serlin

Halec S.

Buffalo Grove, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The best way to learn the guitar is by learning the songs you love. As a beginner, we will start by learning the foundation to guitar playing such as hand placement and picking techniques. We will quickly jump into playing simple chords and scales, and learning the theory behind them. Before you know it, we will be playing your favorite songs and how to play solos over them.

About Halec S.

Hello! My name is Halec and I've been playing electric and classical guitar for over 11 years. I began teaching 4 years ago with different students of various ages. I love teaching every genre of music from djent and classic rock all the way to modern pop and rap. I take pride in creating an environment that emphasizes comfort and positive learning strategies. For parents of the next generation of rockers, I have over 6 years of experience working with children (6-14 years old) in settings such as camp, before and after school programs, and tutoring facilities. I am a fluent Russian speaker and am highly familiar with classical and traditional Russian music. Please feel free to send me any questions you may have!

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Posted Feb 22, 2021
Eva
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Highly recommended.My son has so much progress with him

Posted Jan 30, 2021
Raphael
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A fantastic teacher and guitar player. So accommodating and helpful. A true talent, would recommend to any friend or family. If you are trying to learn guitar, Halec is your guy.

Posted Jan 21, 2021
Stephany
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Posted Dec 22, 2020
Prudhvi R.
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Halec is an amazing teacher, his style of teaching is very interesting as he will teach you the songs simultaneously with the technique. He is very accommodating with the schedules and utilizes the lesson time in a best possible way.

Posted Dec 8, 2020
Danni B.
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Every lesson is very insightful and educational! I always really enjoy my time playing and learning with and from Mr. Halec during our scheduled tutorings. He has launched my learning in Classical Guitar farther than anyone else has! Thank you so much, Mr. Halec!

Posted Dec 2, 2020
Yolanda W.
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he really helped me when I needed it and I want him to be a friend when I get older but I know that makes no sense because I'm young maybe I'll still keep learning from him by the time I get to college and I know this is not necessary Eminem basically saying is that I want you to be forever so that I can continue learning from him

Posted Nov 22, 2020
Leila
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Straight to the point. Easygoing. Thanks !

Posted Nov 3, 2020
Yolanda W.
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I like how he broke it down and show I like how he broke it down and show me and then I got confused and then show me again now I got it me and then I got confused and then show me again now I got it

Posted Sep 20, 2020
Jane
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Halec always makes the most of the time in each lesson and is really patient and helpful for someone brand new to guitar like me. He also gives clear direction on how to get the most out of practicing and sets clear expectations for how your skills will progress over time. It's been a great start to learning guitar!

Posted Sep 16, 2020
Danni B.
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Posted Sep 16, 2020
Prudhvi R.
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Posted Sep 15, 2020
Yolanda W.
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I think it's a little tricky to remember but besides that I think it went well think it went swell and well

Posted Sep 13, 2020
Desiree D.
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Posted Sep 11, 2020
Alex
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Patient, kind and fun.

Posted Aug 22, 2020
Eva
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My son very happy with teacher and he is making big progress.Halec always respond fast to my messeges. Very happy with our teacher

Posted Jul 23, 2020
Tibor
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My son is taking classes with Halec and it’s going very very well. Halec is patient, motivating and accommodating. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to learn guitar.

Posted Jul 21, 2020
Gladys
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Posted Jul 16, 2020
Ratna
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Posted Jul 13, 2020
Shri B.
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He is a good Guitar teacher! Very patient. Nice song selection to cover different chords and concepts. I would recommend to take lesson with.

Posted Jun 28, 2020
Clay C.
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Just had my 4th lesson with Halec and they have all been awesome! My main goal in learning guitar is to create my own supporting instrumentation to my hip hop beats. Halec was completely understanding of my intentions with learning guitar and we have been working on ways that I can incorporate my own playing into my songs. My soloing has already improved dramatically!

10/10 would recommend!

Posted Jun 28, 2020
Anthony
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Very helpful, been having lessons with him for 3 weeks now and definitely learning alot

Posted Jun 27, 2020
Nate
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Was amazing! Extremely patient. So excited to continue and learn more!

Posted Jun 22, 2020
Clay C.
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Posted Jun 12, 2020
Simran
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It has only been three lessons with him so far but I really like his teaching style. He is very encouraging and knows what he is doing.

Posted Jun 10, 2020
Eugene
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It's really cool being able to see my son play all the songs he likes on the radio. Really good teacher.

Posted Mar 24, 2020
Eugene
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Halec has been a great help to my son. It's really cool to see him be able to play all the songs he loves from the radio!

Posted Mar 24, 2020
Emily

I enjoy the lesson with Halec. He helps me to understand the lessons well.

Posted Feb 5, 2020
Osman
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I have been taking lessons with Halec for a few months and I see a lot of progress in my playing. He's patient and makes the lesson fun!

Posted Jan 29, 2020
Karen
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My son has been taking lessons with Halec for the past few months and has been very much enjoying playing the guitar. Halec made him feel very comfortable and at ease, and was very patient with him during his first few lessons. Thank you for providing a great experience, we will definitely be continuing lessons with Halec moving forward.

Posted Jan 24, 2020
Vicky
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Very patient, lots of fun too! I really enjoyed working with him and I’ve seen a lot of improvement in my guitar playing both on electric and acoustic. I started with basically no experience and I feel a lot more confident with my playing. He’s very, very talented and overall a really good instructor.

Posted Jan 23, 2020

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Experience

Camp supervisor
May 2017 - Present

Buffalo grove park district

Camp supervisor at a camp in the local park district with 5th-8th grade children

Recreation leader
Sep 2016 - Present

Buffalo grove park district

I am a before and after school recreation leader with children aged kindergarten to 5th grade

Guitar instructor
Jan 2016 - Present

None

I have been teaching guitar lessons since 2016 to people of various ages

Tutor
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016

Kumon

Work with kids aged 6-14 on math and reading skills

Tutor
Aug 2015 - Jan 2016

JCYS

I was a tutor at a local JCYS facility with kids from 1st-5th grade

Education

philosophy
Aug 2017 - Present

UIUC

Biology/ pre-dental
Aug 2017 - Present

UIUC

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Certificate in integrative health
Jan 2020

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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