Serving the Los Angeles county and Orange County in Southern California, Moscow Central School of Music (MCSM) aims to help young talents explore their musical potential and provide them with the best professional guidance and training. MCSM is committed to instilling into students the value of highest artistic standards and self-expectation. Guided by a unique and proven teaching philosophy, each student at MCSM is encouraged to explorer his or her own individuality through musical education.
MCSM's teaching methods reflect the tradition of Russian music education. The same tradition has been attributed with the abundance of world class musicians from Russia in the past 150 years. Combining this tradition from Russian music schools and years of teaching experience of distinguished instructors, MCSM offers a unique teaching style that is highly effective in building up dexterity of the hands and perceptiveness of the mind.
Why we set up this Music school...
Moscow Central School of Music was founded in 2005; the school system is influenced by music school of Tchaikovsky in Moscow, Russia. Currently, there are about 600 students, more than 40 teachers, and 4 locations - at the city of Arcadia, Brea, La Puente, and San Gabriel.
In our school, we encourage students to take all different kinds of exams. It is normal that most of the students can skip 2 to 3 levels. There are even some students can advance to level 5 in one year of learning, and move to level 8 in 2.5 years*. These remarkable results are all base on focusing on high quality of technique training, and also the high quality of performing abilities.
Another extraordinary part of our school is we have high winning percentages in many music competitions. Since 2005, there are 5 students had won the first prize; in 2008, the first prize winners had increased to 17 students. In 2010, 36 students had won first prize. In 2011, 38 students had won first prize. We are not only focusing all the competitions in United States, we are even reaching out overseas to such places as China and international competitions,such as San Jose International Russian piano competition and L.A Young Musician Competition International.Including the AFAF in New York (for the first winner who has an opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall, and usually 8-10 students are sent to perform); Glendale Piano Competition (The first prize which is Mcgaughey Platinum in 2010 and 2011 were both from our school); SYMF, CAEA, Liszt and more.
Whether we are taking exams, or participating in competitions, these are types of competitions in life, if we can't change the system of competition in USA, we'd better be the one who wins.
The process of learning music, sometimes is not only about passing an exam or wining a competition; the most important thing is to gain the benefit of learning patience while learning music, work hard, and to increase self-confidence. These are the important values of learning music. When we get to know the great music from many amazing musicians, we can find the beauty, love, and honesty through their music. This is the essence of music.
In the past 6 years, we have proven that our education method is very effective. At this time, our school has become the most professional music school in Los Angeles area. All our teachers, and students, will work together as a team, to make it even better. We've set our goals, and do our best to reach those goals. Also, we welcome everyone who loves music to join us to build a better life for our future.
--- Piano Teacher Leo W* Please watch Tony Zhang's video.
August 7, 2014
Congratulation L.A.Y.M. International Competition Aug. 3-5, 2014
Group A(7y.o.): 1st place: Jayden Maddela
Group B(8-9y.o.): 1st place: Andrew Shi
Group F(15-17y.o.): 2nd place: Brian Chen
3rd place: Phyllis Pan
December 14, 2013
We are having a Christmas Concert on December 14, 2013(3:00pm-5:30pm)at Arcadia Library.Our best students will perform from Period Baroque to Romantic.
Please call 626-821-0278 for the tickets(only 250 tickets available) and visit our website for details.
April 29, 2013
April 27, 2013 Los Angeles Gold Star Young Musician Competition, Total 6 Groups, Moscow Music School had won SIX 1st Places, SEVEN 2nd Places, FIVE 3rd Places, FIVE 4th & 5th Places.
2013 Los Angeles Gold Star Young Musician Competition (Results).
1st place - Victoria Cho
2nd Place - Sabrina Liu & Michael wang
3rd Place - Franklin Zhu
4th Place - Jake Lo
1st place - Leon Liu
2nd Place - Bonnie Chen & Charles Chen
3rd Place - Seraphini Wang
1st place - Sherry Xu
2nd Place - Perry Wang
3rd Place - Timothy Zhuang
4th Place - Sally Qiu
5th Place - Wesley Hu
1st place - Andy Zhou
2nd Place - Evan Epstein
3rd Place - Andy Jin
4th Place - Andrew Gao
5th Place - Milla Freeman
1st place - Brian Chen & Austin Qiu
2nd Place - Weiyu Zhao
3rd Place - George Qiao
April 17, 2013
43 articles written by Mr. Wang.
January 4, 2013
December 18, 2012
Dec. 15, 2012 was just a Christmas Concert, it was not the best students concert of our school.
The best students concert will open to public in early April, 2013. The time and location will be announced later.
December 15, 2012
Good News!. We are having a Christmas Concert on December 15, 2012 at First United Methodist Church of San Gabriel.
201 N San Gabriel Blvd. San Gabriel, CA 91775 (It is the same place as our school celebration of last year.)
3:30pm - 5:00pm Students (Under 10 years old) 3 - 4 mins
5:00pm - 6:30pm New teachers recital (recommended) 6 - 10 mins
6:30pm - 8:30pm Students (10 and over) 5 - 6 mins
Teachers will recommend their best students and Mr. Wang will confirm.
Please note, $10 registration fee must be paid by each performing student. Anyone is free to watch performances. For details, please ask our receiptionist office.
November 3, 2012
At the end of the first L.A. Young Musician Competition International on August 5,2012(please see pic#2 on home page). Moscow Music School won more than half amount prizes in the competition, including 2 1st places, 5 2nd places , 2 3rd places, all 2 special prizes and 5 honors.
For the seek of fair, the sponsor requested the order of the performance was determined by drawing lots before the competition. During the competition, we could see only the number without nationality and name.
The 3 famous judges were the first time they met before the competition. It's not allowed to bring their own students. They did not know the students and names. There were only students' numbers on the comment.
This is a quite fair and high level competition during recnet years. Additional, 2 students from Moscow Music School won 2 first places in the Jose International Competition. They were the only winners from California
December 10, 2011
Eden Chen won the Grand 1st place in the AFAF Romantic Competition in Dec. 2011 and won the 1st special place of Liszt.
December 4, 2011
Jeffrey Zheng won the 2nd place in the OACBA Violin Competition.
December 1, 2011
We opened a new branch school at San Gabriel, California.
November 6, 2011
Both Eden Chen and Jade won the 1st place in the UDACS Competition.
October 23, 2011
Eden Chen won the 3rd place in the International Piano Competition in Seattle. At the same time he also won the 1st place in the competition teacher's voting.