Desislava was introduced to music at the age of 7 when she first began playing the piano. At the age of 10, she was accepted at National School of Music and Dance in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a focus on Piano and Music Theory at the Academy of Music, Dance, and Fine Arts in Bulgaria, graduating in 2004, and since then, she has accrued experience teaching students of all ages and levels. In addition, she earned her Master’s Degree in Music and Media. In 2016 she competed Music Business Certificate at UCLA. Specializing in classical and jazz music, she has prepared students for international examinations, competitions, and recitals, introducing students to the beauty of music and developing talent from the beginning to the advanced stages.
Desislava is known for her ability to connect quickly and deeply with her students. She brings to all of her lessons the same high level of enthusiasm and patience, striving to inspire and motivate the people around her to reach their full potential. Serving as the 1st Vice President of Programs on the Board of Directors at MTAC West Los Angeles, she remains involved in the music community at large.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was founded in 1946, just one month after network television was born. It is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunication arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunication industry.
The Television Academy, the only major organization devoted to the television and broadband screen entertainment industry, is made up of over 20,000 members, representing 29 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various other artisans, technicians and executives.
MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.
GRAMMY U is a unique and fast-growing community of college students, primarily between the ages of 17 and 25, who are pursuing a career in the recording industry. GRAMMY U events and special programs touch on all aspects of the music industry, from the technology to the tracks themselves. Events are scheduled throughout the semester to give GRAMMY U members a wide variety of experiences and professional development. Because we are part of The Recording Academy, members have extraordinary access to the industry and its artists.