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Miriam Risko

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Miriam Risko is co-owner of Mike Risko Music School and Store in Ossining. Mike and Miriam have been in business since 1995. Their business is proud to have achieved two Best of Westchester awards in addition to the Macaroni Kids Best Place for Music Lessons. They also are listed as one of the top 100 music dealers in the world by NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) and they were named Ambassadors of Ossining in 2014. Miriam is a member of the National Association Teachers of Singing. In addition to their music lesson program which offers private lessons on all instruments and voice and a staff of 30 teachers, they also have a fully stocked music store, band instrument rental company and rock band which plays all over the area. Miriam has been teaching voice and piano for the past 20 years and specializes in musical theatre and contemporary music. In addition to her musical career, Miriam and Mike have two children in the Ossining School District. Miriam is Vice President of the PTA Council in Ossining, Secretary of Ossining Upper Education PTA and served on the lower PTA for several years in Ossining. Miriam is an admin and creator of Ossining Moms Facebook page. Miriam is also a member of the Ossining Downtown Entertainment Committee and she volunteers for Ossining MATTERS Education foundation. Mike and Miriam have worked with countless organizations in Westchester like The Ossining and Briarcliff Chambers of Commerce, the Ossining Children's Center, The Pleasantville Cottage School and PTAs in various other towns. Their band has performed all over including Ossining and Croton village fairs and they have performed at events for many of the schools in Ossining, Schools in Chappaqua, Pocantico Hills and Education Foundations in Tarrytown and Croton. They have also done events for Phelps Hospital and Ossining MATTERS, Town and Village of Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Briarcliff Rotary, Z-100 and inaugural events in Ossining and opening day for JCYS Baseball where Miriam has been proud to sing the National Anthem several times.

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  1. Pets Get Dressed Up At Ossining Howloween Pet Parade

    Pets Get Dressed Up At Ossining Howloween Pet Parade

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- In Ossining, everyone loves to wear a costume on Halloween, even the family dog.The Ossining Chamber of Commerce held its 2nd annual Howloween Pet Parade on Saturday. Pets and their owners, both in costume, walked from the Ossining Elks Club to Mike Risko Music.The event featured activities for kids and pets along with live music. The grand prize was awarded to Mindee ...

  2. Ossining Holding Annual 'Howloween' Pet Parade

    Ossining Holding Annual 'Howloween' Pet Parade

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce Uptown Alliance will host the second annual Howloween Pet Parade on Sunday, Oct. 30, from noon-2 p.m. Decked out in their costumes, owners and their pets will meet at noon at the Ossining Elks Club located at 118 Croton Ave., and will walk up Croton Avenue to Mike Risko Music. Kids will be treated to  a variety of awards, ...

  3. Chappaqua Children's Book Festival Features 90 Authors, Illustrators

    Chappaqua Children's Book Festival Features 90 Authors, Illustrators

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The fourth annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (CCBF) will feature 90 renowned authors and illustrators on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Robert Bell Middle School in Chappaqua, rain or shine.The festival will offer books for sale, author meet-and-greets and book signings, food from the region’s best food trucks, and baked treats and raffle tickets from the seventh ...

  4. Ossining Bids Farewell To Summer With Waterfront Concert

    Ossining Bids Farewell To Summer With Waterfront Concert

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining is coming to grips with the end of summer.Hundreds of people came out to a waterfront concert Sept. 2 sponsored by the town and recreation department to bid farewell to the summer season. The concert featured performances from the Mike Risko Music Rock Band Workshop and the Old Mill Singers along with DJ Johnny G spinning tunes with the Hudson River as a ...

  5. Mike Risko Music Performing 'The Lion King'

    Mike Risko Music Performing 'The Lion King'

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Get ready to roar in Ossining.Mike Risko Music School is presenting "Disney's Lion King KIDS' as its fall 2016 musical theater production. The production is open to kids from 1st grade to 9th grade, while kids ages four and five can participate in the junior chorus.The show is 45 minutes long and Mike Risko Music School said it is a learning experience for kids ...

  6. Ossining Celebrates Summerfest

    Ossining Celebrates Summerfest

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining Chamber of Commerce celebrated its annual Summerfest on Saturday, Aug. 6, in Ossining's uptown districtThe event featured continuous music throughout the day by local artists, and the cast of Risko Music's Disney Cinderella Kids performed a short number from the show. Hundreds of people attended the celebration.A few other storefronts participated, ...

  7. Music School In Ossining Performs 'Disney's Cinderella KIDS'

    Music School In Ossining Performs 'Disney's Cinderella KIDS'

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Mike Risko Music School will present "Disney's Cinderella KIDS" on Aug. 9 - 11  in Ossining. "Disney's Cinderella KIDS" is a musical production with adventures of stepsisters, glass slippers, mice and magic, according to a release from the school. The cast features students, ages 4 -12, from the school. Audience members can dress up like their ...

  8. Try An Instrument At Risko Music

    Try An Instrument At Risko Music

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Kids can gain some hands-on experience with instruments before choosing one at Mike Risko Music School on Thursday, July 28 and Saturday, Aug. 6. “It’s our passion and expertise to help kids select an instrument that they’ll grow to love; we believe every child’s first experience with music should be an extremely positive one,” said owner Mike Risko. “Choosing an ...

  9. Ossining, Chappaqua Businesses Support Sunshine Children's Home

    Ossining, Chappaqua Businesses Support Sunshine Children's Home

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Kids from Ossining's Sunshine Children's Home -- a full-time residential care facility for children with medically complex needs or life-threatening illnesses -- recently got to visit Chappaqua's Scattered Books for a special "Reading with Rabbit Storytime." A growing number of local businesses and charities in the area are showing a commitment to finding ...

  10. Mike Risko Music Wins Award, Speaks In Nashville

    Mike Risko Music Wins Award, Speaks In Nashville

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining's Mike Risko Music was recently recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants -- the third time the business has been named a Top 100 Musical Instrument Retailer.The business was also a finalist position in the Best Customer Service category. "To be recognized for customer service and as a top music merchant by NAMM, the top trade association ...

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