Sevda is an experienced music instructor, educator, creativity coach and arts administrator with an expertise in using leadership skills to support students and local arts networks.
An award-winning musician and educator originally from Turkey, Sevda relocated to Toronto, Ontario in 2002. Successfully balancing her many talents into one career that uses resourcefulness, organizational skills and time management, in 2007 Sevda established the Walrus Arts & Culture Centre a social enterprise business that provides event planning, live performances and customized tutoring/teaching classes to youth, international students and adult learners. Using her international arts knowledge to encourage resilience and influence language and writing skills through arts appreciation studies, Sevda is well-known in Toronto's Cabbagetown and Regent Park community and in 2018 was recognized for her volunteer contributions for planning and presenting "Love Expressions Through Art" at the Daniel Spectrum Centre for Social Innovation.
She plays and teaches over 10 instruments including the guitar, piano, drums and various Orff instrument.
Sevda's unique combination of talents in music and education would be an asset to a project team that is seeking a visionary with exceptional cross-cultural communication skills. Committed to innovation, completing projects within budget and time goals, Sevda continues to move forward with enthusiasm, and is a member in good standing with the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario.
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