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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. 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 ...

  2. Mike Risko Music In Ossining Named 'Top 100 Music Stores in the World'

    Mike Risko Music In Ossining Named 'Top 100 Music Stores in the World'

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Mike Risko Music in Ossining has been named a “Top 100 Dealer” by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the global association of music products and music retailers. The organization will recognize the business in June during the Top 100 Dealer Awards event held as part of the 2016 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tenn. “Mike Risko Music was selected by a ...

  3. Ossining PTA Holds Talent Show

    Ossining PTA Holds Talent Show

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining Upper Elementary PTA Variety Show took place at Ann M Dorner Middle School on Thursday, April 28. In addition to singing and dancing, students showcased their talents in taekwondo, magic, music and more. One student solved three Rubik's Cubes in two minutes. Twenty-three prizes including facials, dance classes and a health club membership were raffled at ...

  4. Inaugural Ossining Health, Wellness Day To Kick Off Near Hudson River

    Inaugural Ossining Health, Wellness Day To Kick Off Near Hudson River

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining's inaugural Health and Wellness Day is set for 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at Louis Engel Park.With the Hudson River as the back drop, a number of local health and wellness vendors will discuss the benefits of yoga, acupuncture, Reiki, massage and more.The town also is to introduce a set of new Mind, Body, Spirit, Ossining initiatives during the free ...

  5. Mike Risko Music in Ossining Offers Summer Camp Programs

    Mike Risko Music in Ossining Offers Summer Camp Programs

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Mike Risko Music School in Ossining will offer three unique week-long camps for children this summer:Rock Band Camp -- Monday, August 22 through Friday, August 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. For kids ages 6 – 17Campers will learn from real musicians about what it’s like to be in a rock band. From choosing a band name to writing songs, they will be involved in the whole process. A ...

  6. Magic Masters Play Ossining HS Teachers In Fundraiser

    Magic Masters Play Ossining HS Teachers In Fundraiser

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The latest PTA fundraiser brought in two full houses, one at 2 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. to the Ossining High School gym on Saturday, April 16 for a community event where the Magic Masters played the O'Dribblers made up of Ossining teachers. There was food available for purchase as well as raffle prizes. The girls basketball team was honored and the boys basketball team ...

  7. Willie Nile Performing In Ossining

    Willie Nile Performing In Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Singer-songwriter Willie Nile will perform at the 200-seat Budarz Theater in the Ossining Public Library as part of the Words & Music concert series on Friday, May 20.Nile's  2013 release, "American Ride," won an independent music award for best rock album of the year. His most recent album, "World War Willie," was released to rave reviews on ...

  8. Magic Master Shows Off Skills In Ossining

    Magic Master Shows Off Skills In Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Speedy from the Harlem Magic Masters made a guest appearance at some Ossining schools on Tuesday, April 5.The appearances were in preparation for their upcoming games against the teacher team the O Dribblers. "After the popularity and success of last year's event, we are excited to bring it back to the community with a double header so that more families can ...

  9. Ossining Library Presenting Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty Kids'

    Ossining Library Presenting Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty Kids'

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- There will be free performances of Disney’s "Sleeping Beauty Kids" at the Ossining Library on Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.The show is being performed by young students from the Mike Risko Music School in Ossining in the Budarz Theatre.Attendees can dress up like their favorite princess or prince and get autographs from the cast after the ...

  10. Ossining Troupe Performs 'Sleepy Beauty'

    Ossining Troupe Performs 'Sleepy Beauty'

    OSSINING, N.Y. --The Budarz Theatre at the Ossining Library and Mike Risko Music will stage performances of "Disney Sleeping Beauty Kids," on Thursday, April 7, and Saturday, April 9.Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite princess or prince to watch the performers from Mike Risko Music as performers take to the stage to sing and dance. Three performances ...

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