Welcome

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.

Teaching Methods

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.
Information

We have three branches at the City of San Gabriel, California, Arcadia, California and La Puente, California

Congratulations to all outstanding students! There were total 38 First place winners in 2012.

Updates
August 7, 2014

Good News

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

Christmas Concert

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.

圣诞音乐会

著名的莫斯科音乐学校将举办荣誉学生圣诞音乐会,到时将演奏从Baroque时期到浪漫派的高难度作品。

时间:2013年12月14日 下午3:00-5:30

地址:Arcadia Library

仅此一场,因座位有限,请致电626-821-0278订票,详情请查阅网站www.moscowcentral.org

April 29, 2013

Congratulations!.

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).

Group G1

1st place - Victoria Cho

2nd Place - Sabrina Liu & Michael wang

3rd Place - Franklin Zhu

4th Place - Jake Lo

Group G3

1st place - Leon Liu

2nd Place - Bonnie Chen & Charles Chen

3rd Place - Seraphini Wang

Group G4

1st place - Sherry Xu

2nd Place - Perry Wang

3rd Place - Timothy Zhuang

4th Place - Sally Qiu

5th Place - Wesley Hu

Group G5

1st place - Andy Zhou

2nd Place - Evan Epstein

3rd Place - Andy Jin

4th Place - Andrew Gao

5th Place - Milla Freeman

Group G6

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

GOOD NEWS!

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.
The sponsor will pay all the costs during the travel to China in the Summer.

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.