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.
Annual Concert POSTPONED
Due to the recent CoVid-19 Disease, Moscow Music School has decided to postpone its 15th Anniversary Concert to December 2020. Thank you for your understanding.
New Vice Principal
Please welcome Dr. Kevin Shi Yin as our new Moscow Music School Vice Principal. Taught by a first place Van Cliburn competition winner, Dr. Shi Yin has been teaching at the Eastman School of Music for 20 years. We are lucky to have him join our Moscow Music community!
The youth of Moscow Music School are incredible! Piano students never fail to achieve success in prestigious universities and educational settings. Most recently, our school's student Michael Wang won the John Hopkins University Lifetime Math Award. At only 15 years old, he is modest and courteous young man who has been studying piano along with his sister from their childhood. Michael and his sister Angela Wang have both achieved outstanding results in piano competitions.
Below is a list of students' admittance into prestigious schools and universities. Congratulations to them, and of course to their father and mother, for they are the real heros! May everyone unite to pursue their goals and accomplish new achievements!
Sherry Xu - Accepted to Harvard University
Claire Lin - Attends Brown University
James Qian - Attends Peabody Conservatory
Angela Chen - Attends Webb High School
Yiyi Ouyang - Attends Webb High School
William and Sabrina Liu - Attend Harvard Westlake
Austin Qiu - Studies Cranial Neurology at UCLA
Jimmy Luo - Accepted to Harvard University, Attended Northwestern University, now teaching at Moscow Music School
Phyllis Pan - Accepted with Full Scholarships to Eastman Conservatory of Music and Jacobs School of Music
The qualities acquired from studying piano contributed greatly to their educational success!
2015: 53 First Prizes
2009-2014: 36 First Prizes EACH Year
2005: 5 First Prizes
New article about our recent Europe Performance Tour! Visit the ARTICLES section for more information.
Congratulations on the excellent results achieved in China (Boao) Piano Art Festival hosted in Hainan. After the festival’s careful review, 600 contestants were chosen to compete in the finals, where the US only had 6 contestants. Of the 6, two were from our school, Moscow Music School of Los Angeles. Outstanding pianist Ian Park and Hanbo Xu won the gold medals (out of 6) and were subsequently invited to the winners’ concert before all 600 contestants. The judges were all of high caliber, with renowned Chinese pianists Huiqiao Bao, Shucheng Shi, Zhaoxu Duan, etc; in addition, European renowned pianist and Donizetti Conservatory Chair, Prof. Marco Giovanetti, Russian renowned pianist and educator Prof. Ekaterina Alekseevna Murina, etc. were adjudicators.
中國（博鰲）鋼琴藝術節暨優秀青少年鋼琴藝術盛典 近日在海南省舉行，本次音樂節經各省市選拔後，最後六百位選手進行總決賽，美國方面共六人參賽，其中只有洛杉磯莫斯科音樂學校優秀學生Ian Park和徐漢博榮獲金獎並獲邀在六百多參賽者面前表演（共六人獲邀）。總決賽的評委陣容強大，除了中國著名鋼琴家 鮑蕙蕎、石叔誠、段召旭等，還有來自歐美的著名鋼琴家Donizetti高等音樂學院院長 Marco Giovanetti、俄羅斯著名鋼琴演奏家教育家Ekaterina Alekseevna Murina教授等。
January 28, 2018
1月28日，首届“讓音樂傳遞愛心。“新春慈善音樂會暨慈善晚宴在市舉行，知名企業家，慈善晚宴主席夏敏代表慈善晚宴主辦方向洛杉磯醫院捐贈當天學生籌款，展現孩子們的慈善愛心。莫斯科音樂學校校長王立，學生家長代表鄒青等近两百人出席活動音樂是無國界的，莫斯科音樂學校主辦這場音樂傳遞愛心，新春慈善音樂會，旨在讓海外華裔青少年向美國主流社會傳遞愛心，從而提高演奏水準，并獲得道德修養足够長進。該校多才多藝的優秀學生代表Nicole Lam王持了慈善音樂會夏敏主席致詞表示，音樂是靈魂的翅膀，孩子們刻苦彈琴，努力學習辛勤演奏，爲學校健康發展打開全新局面，孩子們學習音樂所取得的優異成績，是父母的驕傲，也是學校的榮耀孩子們向世界傳遞愛心，以特有方式，讓慈悲之心紮根，讓美善之德高揚。我衷心希望新春慈善音樂會能成爲海外華人向美國社會傳遞愛心的平臺，這個平臺在各方大力支持下，能長久繁榮，逐步發展成一個文化盛事，打造成美西華人一張音樂和愛心名片，我也將持續支持這個平臺持續向前發展王立校長致詞表示，今天新春慈善音樂會上，莫斯科音樂學校學生Zhenghua Xia，Nicole Lam，Austin Qiu等32位小鋼琴家現場彈奏表演，凸顯學校13年來在鋼琴教學上所取得的顯著成績。愛，名譽，自尊，才學，奮鬥......巳成學校關鍵詞，這從一個側面生動折射出學校最大的亮點與收獲。去年，莫斯科音樂學校繳出一張漂亮成績單，James Qian考入皮博迪音樂學院; Phyllis Pan被伊斯曼音樂學院錄取; Claire Lin以優異成績進入布朗大學; Sherry Xu踏入耶魯大學，莫斯科音樂學校成為進入名校的”搖籃“2015年，莫斯科音樂學校突破教學瓶頸，進入一個新的轉折點，學校開創新局面。王立校長帶領學校老師，與歐洲著名樂團展開合作，組織學生們參加樂團演出，包括高水平的協奏曲大師班及各種音樂會，孩子們還赴捷克，羅馬尼亞和维也納等國家和地區參觀訪問，吸納豐厚文化養料。學校還邀請著名音樂家來校講學，其中不凡世界名家。但昭義教授是世界著名青年鋼琴家李雲迪的老師;老柴小提比賽第二名獲獎者Bochekova教授;研究肖邦音樂權威Edward教授等，學生學業突飛猛進，獲益非淺莫斯科音樂學校擁有實力強大的師資隊伍，是培養尖子小鋼琴家的基地。在新的一年裡，王立校長將帶領全校師生大展宏圖，進一步發揚慈善與愛心精神，在鋼琴教學上開創新局，走入鋼琴音樂的新天地。
December 18, 2017
1. 1/28/2018 Organization of "Love through Music" Charity Concert; all funds were donated to Children's Hospital Los Angeles .