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The school was built as part of the Moscow Targeted Investment Program.

A new building opened in Pechatniki children’s art school named after M.I. Glinka… It was built at the expense of the city budget as part of the Art for Children project.

“On September 1, not only our kindergartens and schools begin their work, but also a huge number of institutions of additional education. The system of creative education in Moscow is perhaps one of the largest in the world – about half a million children. About 100 thousand children study only in art schools. And of course, we need to prepare this entire large-scale network for work, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

According to him, in recent years, the city has overhauled and reconstructed more than a hundred music schools. Seven new buildings have been built for them, including the building for the Pechatniki School of Arts, an institution that has been operating since the 1960s.

“The new house is of a completely different level – three and a half times larger, and, of course, it was already made especially for an art school. Here you can study not only music, choreography, painting, here is a large hall, a chamber hall, it turned out to be a full-fledged art school, ”said the Mayor of Moscow.

The school staff plans to closely interact with socially vulnerable categories of the population – with disabled children, the elderly: to give concerts and arrange other events, said the director of the art school Denis Gordeev.

For the new academic year, Moscow has prepared a gift for the participants of such concerts, festivals and other extracurricular activities. Music schools will be able to order buses from Mosgortrans free of charge so that school orchestras can travel to performances. “This is also an important direction so that students do not lock themselves within the walls of art schools or within the walls of their institutions, so that they can move around the city, come to other educational institutions, to ordinary schools where there are very good concert venues, halls, and houses of culture. Our city is quite difficult in terms of movement, from the point of view of safety, organization of transport services, so today, at the request of the heads of the school of arts, children, we decided to allocate special transport for the passage of students of art schools to the venue of the concerts, “Sergei Sobyanin said. …

The history of the school began in 1962 – with a circle in the club of the repair enterprise of the Vnukovo airport. A few years later, the circle was transformed into a children’s studio, and then into a music school. It received official status in 1970. From 1970 to 2017, it was headed by Tamara Karaeva. Initially, the school was located in the Gagarinsky district, then, in 1972, it was moved to Pechatniki. She became one of the main cultural institutions of the area. In 1993, the school was named after the composer Mikhail Glinka.

In August 2021, the school became known as the children’s art school. Now, in addition to playing the piano, wind, percussion, strings and folk musical instruments, children will be able to practice vocals, choreography, painting and theatrical art.

The school employs 43 teachers, including the Honored Artist of Russia and five Honored Workers of Culture of Russia. About 500 children study there. Pupils have repeatedly become laureates of international and all-Russian competitions and festivals. Many graduates enter the leading secondary specialized educational institutions, demonstrating a high level of professional training.

The Moscow Mayor’s gratitude was announced to the founder and first director of the M.I. Glinka Tamara Karaeva. “You have made great efforts, in fact, you have devoted your whole life to making this school develop and become one of the best in the city. Hundreds of graduates have passed through you, who have become famous artists, entered higher educational institutions, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

According to Tamara Karaeva, the art school named after M.I. Glinka got a new house, it took 50 years. “This is such a gift for everyone! I would like to tell the children and our teachers: it must be protected, stored, dust particles must be blown off the instruments! It is so difficult when there is no money, when there is a pandemic, when difficulties arise. And everything is done by the city, the Moscow Government, Sergei Semenovich is actively involved in solving problems, ”said the founder of the children’s art school.

Your house on Guryanov street

Over the past 50 years, the school has changed several addresses. She never had her own building. Since 1985, it has occupied the premises of the Nikolo-Perervinsky monastery (Shosseinaya street, house 74), the total area of ​​which was 935.6 square meters. Now the monastery has been returned to the Russian Orthodox Church.

By the decision of Sergei Sobyanin, the construction of a building for the school was included in the Moscow Targeted Investment Program. The work began in July 2018 and was completed in December 2020.

The school was erected on an individual project not far from the previous location. The area of ​​the four-storey building is 3.5 thousand square meters. 600 people will be able to study there (simultaneous capacity – up to 300 students). The new building is 3.5 times more spacious than the previous one.


There are 36 classrooms in the building, as well as a chamber hall (for 40 spectators), a choreographic hall, an art studio, a concert hall (for 300 spectators) – it was equipped with artistic rooms, sound and light equipment. Musical instruments, furniture and equipment (over 1,700 units) were purchased for the school, including 17 grand pianos and pianos, eight violins and cellos, 15 percussion instruments, six accordions, two saxophones and much more. The interior decoration of the premises was carried out in the same style of the “Art for Children” project. The building is fully adapted for people with limited mobility.

They also put in order the territory around the school – paved paths and sidewalks, installed benches and trash cans, planted lawns, trees and bushes.

Studies in the new building will begin on September 1.

“Art for Children”

The Art for Children project appeared in 2018. Thanks to him, learning conditions in children’s creative educational institutions are improving, the material and technical base is being updated. A project of this scale is being implemented in Moscow for the first time.

The interiors of children’s art schools are designed in the same corporate style. Children get the opportunity to play high-quality professional musical instruments, including concert grand pianos. From 2018 to 2020, 125 buildings were repaired, about 10 thousand musical instruments, 30 thousand sets of special furniture and more than 5.2 thousand pieces of technological equipment (musical equipment, sound and light equipment, easels, muffle furnaces) were purchased.

New premises were selected for 14 art schools. Previously, institutions worked in buildings that were poorly suited for this. The premises were provided by the Moscow Choreographic School at the Moscow State Academic Dance Theater “Gzhel”, the Moscow State Choreographic School named after L.M. Lavrovsky. This also includes children’s music schools named after V.P. Solovyov-Sedoy, No. 8 named after Arkady Ostrovsky, named after T.A. Dokshitsera, № 4, 35, 42, 64, 91, children’s art schools “Youth”, “Start”, named after S.T. Richter, as well as children’s art school No. 7.

Over the past 10 years, the buildings of seven music schools have been built at the expense of the city budget. Among them is the children’s music school named after S.I. Taneev, children’s art schools named after V.S. Kalinnikov, named after I.F. Stravinsky, Moscow Gnessin Secondary Special Music School, Moscow City United Children’s Art School “Kuskovo” (a branch of the F. Liszt children’s music school), Kiev children’s music school (moving and opening in 2021) and the M.I. … Glinka.

In 2021-2022, it is planned to complete current repairs in 38 buildings and major repairs in 29 buildings of art schools. About five thousand more musical instruments and over 13 thousand sets of furniture will be purchased.

In addition, they want to build two more buildings for children’s art schools in the TyNAO (Moskovsky and Mikhailovo-Yartsevskoye).

The world’s largest network of creative children’s education

The Moscow city system of specialized creative education for children and youth is the largest in the world. It covers creative school circles, children’s art houses, art schools and other institutions, in which more than 500 thousand children of all ages study. Of these, 96.5 thousand are studying in 151 institutions subordinate to the capital Department of Culture… These are 139 children’s art schools (three united art schools, 74 music schools, three music and choral schools, 12 art schools, one choreographic school, 46 art schools), one secondary school with additional education “Klass-Center”, four music schools, two theater, two choreographic, one musical theater and one theater and art college, as well as the Moscow State Institute of Music named after A.G. Schnittke.

The average competition for training in children’s creative education institutions is five people per place. Their graduates often become winners of prestigious all-Russian and international competitions, after graduation they enter universities and colleges of art orientation.

More than six thousand teachers, accompanists, educators, methodologists and other teaching staff work in art schools. 20 percent of them are honored and people’s leaders of the USSR and Russia. Teachers of Moscow art schools receive grants from the Mayor of Moscow in the amount of 170 thousand rubles a year.

On the basis of Moscow schools and colleges of arts, there are more than 800 orchestras, choirs and other creative groups, in which there are about 22 thousand people, they are active participants in city festivals and concerts. Starting from the new academic year, the city will provide tourist-class Mosgortrans buses for travel to such events. It is expected that the demand for transportation will amount to 1,600 departures per year.

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