About Seda

With an outstanding background as a musician and years of teaching experience, Seda Demir Ortolina carries both her passion and her expertise, helping you believe & achieve!

I have a degree in BA, a postgraduate certificate in IT and a Higher Diploma in Guitar. Born in Istanbul, I received my tuition from the first jazz-rock fusion guitarist of my home country, Mustafa Donmez. Starting from my early teenage years, and I have a long history of playing experience.


I graduated from the Higher Diploma in Guitar program at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) in London. For several years, I have played & recorded in various bands as the lead guitarist and singer. As well as supporting many acts as a guitarist and a vocalist both in the UK and in other countries; I did singing, songwriting and playing the guitar for my London-based originals band named Postmodern Hope and we actively performed for three years until early 2015. In 2015, I formed Playground, an original progressive rock trio. You can watch our live performance here. I also collaborated with Savas Atmaca, co-wrote five songs with him, and released a 5-song EP in 2016. You can listen to it here

I performed acoustically as a solo live act on a national TV channel in Turkey in the summer of 2014. You can watch it here. You can also find other links to my videos on the Videos page.


What some happy guitar students say:  

"Going from never played the guitar before to now knowing and playing a skilled solo, Seda has grown my confidence in this. Her lessons are nurturing and she is very encouraging."


- Rosie H.

"I would gladly recommend her as a guitar tutor to anyone who is keen to learn how to play it."


- Izlem S.