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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 Offers Adult Jazz, Rock Band Showcase

    Mike Risko Music Offers Adult Jazz, Rock Band Showcase

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The "Adult Jazz and Rock Band Showcase" featuring performances by adult musical students is set for Thursday, March 31 at Mike Risko Music in Ossining.Students of background and careers that have studied rock in Risko’s Rock Band Workshop for Adults, and jazz in the Jazz Band Workshop will present their music.There is no cover charge, but call ahead to ...

  2. Claremont School Visits Philipsburg Manor

    Claremont School Visits Philipsburg Manor

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Claremont School's fourth grade took a class trip to Philipsburg Manor. They learned all about how the Philips family lived and toured the house and its property.The tour guides were dressed in costume to give them an idea of how people used to live.The kids learned how to make flour in the grist mill and how it was traded for sugar n the past.

  3. Ossining Matters Holds Annual Fundraiser

    Ossining Matters Holds Annual Fundraiser

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining Matter held their annual winter fundraiser which helps the organization reach out to new people and get them involved as volunteers. About 50 people were in attendance including Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity and Judge Mike Tawil. Volunteers brought food and Mike and Miriam Risko hosted the event at Mike Risko Music. 

  4. Ossining Students Auditioning For Open Call Of Broadway's 'School Of Rock'

    Ossining Students Auditioning For Open Call Of Broadway's 'School Of Rock'

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Two Ossining kids--Jade Marie Kielb and Chris Grant--will be auditioning for School of Rock Open Call on Broadway at the end of February.They are both students at Mike Risko Music in Ossining.Jade studies voice and piano and she has just started studying the bass for the audition. Chris studies drums and he is doing some singing lessons to prepare him for the ...

  5. Daisy The Arson Detection Dog Visits Ossining Cub Scouts

    Daisy The Arson Detection Dog Visits Ossining Cub Scouts

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Daisy the arson detection dog and her partner Detective John Peters from the Westchester County Police recently met with Ossining Pack 83 Cub Scouts for a presentation on Daisy's important role to the community.Daisy, a black Labrador retriever, an accelerant detection canine (ADC), sniffs out accelerants at various types of fire scenes. The Pack 83 Cub Scouts spent ...

  6. Ossining Music School Owner Mike Risko Addresses Audience At NAMM Show

    Ossining Music School Owner Mike Risko Addresses Audience At NAMM Show

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining music school owner Mike Risko recently spoke to an audience of hundreds of peers at the 2016 National Association of Music Merchants show in Anaheim, Calif., which designated his store as a "Top 100 Music Retailer" in the world for the second time and as top three in their "Music Makes a Difference" category.As part of the presentation, ...

  7. Kids Invited To Perform In Sleeping Beauty In Ossining

    Kids Invited To Perform In Sleeping Beauty In Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Calling all children actors who would like to take part in an upcoming production of "Sleeping Beauty Kids," at Mike Risko Music’s Winter Musical Theater Workshop.The theater is looking for all children and teens, grades 1-8, who are singers, actors, dancer and musical theater enthusiasts.The worship which begins Jan. 19, will include performances in the play ...

  8. Mike Risko Band Plays In Briarcliff To Help Fund Ossining High Club Trip

    Mike Risko Band Plays In Briarcliff To Help Fund Ossining High Club Trip

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The Mike Risko Band will perform an eclectic mix of pop and rock covers at The Maya Riviera Mexican restaurant in Briarcliff Manor on Saturday, from 9-11 p.m., with the band donating all proceeds to the Ossining High School Drama Club for its trip to the Scotland Fringe Festival.There is no cover for the evening. Guests are invited to come for dinner and stay ...

  9. Ossining Moms Meet Up

    Ossining Moms Meet Up

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Members of the Ossining Moms Facebook group came together for some in-person face time at the Boathouse on Dec. 29. "It is a labor of love" said Barb Foshay, one of the admins. Admins Kim Santos, Miriam Risko and Meredith Bruckman also attended the event. Some of the members were already friends and others were meeting for the first time, but they were all ...

  10. Future Rock Stars Perform At Ossining Farmers Market

    Future Rock Stars Perform At Ossining Farmers Market

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Singers from the Mike Risko Music's Rock Star Vocal Program brought some vocal warmth to the chilly Ossining Farmers Market on Saturday. The child singers performed holiday tunes and songs by popular artists for the entertainment of market shoppers. Risko's program teaches traditional voice in a group environment while incorporating contemporary music, encouraging ...

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