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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.

Miriam Risko's Contributions

  1. Global 'Make Music Day' Comes To Ossining

    Global 'Make Music Day' Comes To Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. – Mike Risko Music will bring Make Music Day on Tuesday, June 21 to the Ossining-Briarcliff area, the first and only communities in Westchester to participate in Make Music Day, an internationally-recognized annual celebration of music featuring a full day of free, live musical performances and workshops. These two Westchester communities will join more than 700 cities ...

  2. Roosevelt School Holds 5th-Grade Orientation

    Roosevelt School Holds 5th-Grade Orientation

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- It can be a scary time when students move up to a new elementary school. That's why the Roosevelt School recently held a fifth-grade orientation for all incoming fifth-grade students.During the event, students and parents got a chance to hear about what to expect during the upcoming school year from Principal Stephen Hancock.Hancock discussed the basic, but important ...

  3. Claremont School Participates In Minds In Motion At Jacob Burns

    Claremont School Participates In Minds In Motion At Jacob Burns

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Eileen Kanganis and Emily Crampton's 4th grade class from Claremont School in Ossining were among those who participated in Mind's in Motion, a program run by the Jacob Burns Film CenterThe kids learned all about making movies and got to see their finished product on Friday, June 10 at the movie theater along with four other classes. They got to dress up and walk the ...

  4. Ossining Students Participate In Minds In Motion At Jacob Burns Center

    Ossining Students Participate In Minds In Motion At Jacob Burns Center

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Eileen A. Kanganis and Emily Crampton's fourth-grade class from Claremont Elementary in Ossining participated in Minds in Motion, a program run by the Jacob Burns Film Center, at Claremont School.The kids learned all about making movies and got to see their finished product on Friday at the movie theater along with four other classes. They got to dress up and walk the ...

  5. Lions Club Takes On Ossining Police Department In Softball

    Lions Club Takes On Ossining Police Department In Softball

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Lions Club took on the Police Department in softball as part of a fundraiser in Ossining Saturday. The event was held at Veterans Park.

  6. Guitarist Eric Gales Performs At Ossining's Mike Risko Music

    Guitarist Eric Gales Performs At Ossining's Mike Risko Music

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Renowned blues-rock guitarist Eric Gales will perform at Mike Risko Music in Ossining on Wednesday, June 15.This free event will be hosted by Mike and Miriam Risko, owners of Mike Risko Music. Also present will be John Page, acclaimed custom guitar builder and designer of the John Page Classic guitar that Gales will play, and Howard Swimmer, founder and CEO of HRS ...

  7. Ossining Celebrates Annual Fireman's Parade

    Ossining Celebrates Annual Fireman's Parade

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Village of Ossining held its annual fireman's parade on May 27.

  8. Adam Miller Performs At Mike Risko Music In Ossining

    Adam Miller Performs At Mike Risko Music In Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Australian guitarist Adam Miller will perform at Mike Risko Music next Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. along with Premier Builders Guild brands including Fano Guitars, Tone King and Two-Rock Amplification. The event will be hosted by Mike and Miriam Risko, owners of Mike Risko Music. Also present will be executives from Premier Builders Guild. Admission is free. This is ...

  9. Briarcliff Celebrates Thursday Night Live

    Briarcliff Celebrates Thursday Night Live

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- The Chili Cook-Off and Thursday Night Lights event came to Briarcliff this past Thursday. People filled the streets trying chili from local businesses, kids got their faces painted and businesses offered specials. Mike Risko Music brought musical groups including the Rock Star Mini Class who sang for the crowds. Kids got to make hand made cards with Linda Sugrue from ...

  10. Mike Risko Music In Ossining Seeks Performers For 'Cinderella'

    Mike Risko Music In Ossining Seeks Performers For 'Cinderella'

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Mike Risko Music has announced that its summer musical 2016 will be Cinderella Kids. Children entering grades one to eight can star in the show this summer and younger children can participate in an ensemble cast with high school kids making up the stage crew. With rehearsals in the evening and some weekends, this program is designed so that it will not conflict with ...

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