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Miriam Risko

Community Advisor

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. Ossining Pets Celebrate 'Howloween'

    Ossining Pets Celebrate 'Howloween'

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- In Ossining, everyone gets in the Halloween spirit- even if you have four legs.The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce and Ossining Upton Initiative held the third annual Howloween Pet Parade on Saturday in the village.  The parade was attended by 200 people and their pets in costume. The annual costume contest saw gift certificates awarded to the human winners, while ...

  2. Westchester Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Viewing Parties

    Westchester Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Viewing Parties

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester is gearing up for a once in a generation experience.Viewing parties will be held throughout the county on Monday for the solar eclipse. During the eclipse, the sun will disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, and leading to a quick plunge in temperature before streamers of light streaking across the sky around the moon's ...

  3. Global 'Make Music Day' Returns To Ossining, Briarcliff

    Global 'Make Music Day' Returns To Ossining, Briarcliff

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- It's going to be a day to celebrate music in Ossining and Briarcliff.Ossining and Briarcliff are celebrating Make Music Day on June 21. Make Music Day is an annual one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take place around the world to celebrate the Summer Solstice. More than 750 cities are celebrating ...

  4. Send Us Your Snow Photos, Westchester

    Send Us Your Snow Photos, Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester residents woke up to snow covered backyards Tuesday morning.A Blizzard Warning is in effect until midnight Wednesday for Northern Westchester.Blizzard Warnings that had been in effect for Southern Westchester, Southern Fairfield and Northern New Jersey were lifted Tuesday morning around 9:30 a.m.Snow, which arrived in the pre-dawn hours, will ...

  5. Ossining PTA Painting For A Good Cause

    Ossining PTA Painting For A Good Cause

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining Upper Elementary PTA has found the best fundraisers are the most social. This year, the OUE PTA is hosting a Paint Nite, where everyone shows up and paints the same photo. The event is February 23 at 7 p.m. at Risko Music, 144 Croton Avenue in Ossining.Paint Nite is the brainchild of Rorie Caparelli, secretary of the OUE PTA who had previously attended a ...

  6. Former Peekskill Resident Appearing On 'House Hunters International'

    Former Peekskill Resident Appearing On 'House Hunters International'

    PEEKSKILL, NY. -- A woman that previously lived in Peekskill is heading across the Atlantic, and you'll be able to see how it's done.Jacyln Palmer, who lived in Peekskill from 2001-2003, and her husband Oliver, will be on "House Hunters International", documenting their move from Northeast Ohio to the Netherlands. The episode airs on Jan. 24 at 10:30 p.m.The couple, along with ...

  7. Ossining Celebrates Winter Solstice By Making Music

    Ossining Celebrates Winter Solstice By Making Music

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- A musical event in Ossining helped bring light to the darkness.Ossining celebrated the Winter Solstice by hosting a Make Music Day on Dec. 21. Free live music was performed throughout the village. The event was organized by Make Music Ossining Briarcliff. "This area is bursting with talent and it was the perfect way to highlight music and celebrate a really fun ...

  8. Spotlighting Miriam Risko: Ossining Daily Voice Community Advisor

    Spotlighting Miriam Risko: Ossining Daily Voice Community Advisor

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Miriam Risko had deep roots in the Ossining community as a resident and business owner, so it's only natural she'd be a Daily Voice community advisor for Ossining.Community advisors provide Daily Voice with tips for local news and events.Risko is co-owner of Mike Risko Music School and Store in Ossining, which has been in business since 1995. The business has received ...

  9. Annual Holiday Shopping Boutique Benefits Ossining PTA

    Annual Holiday Shopping Boutique Benefits Ossining PTA

    OSSINING, N.Y. – Vendors, singers and those who just like donating to a worthy cause are expected to come together at the end of November to raise money for the Ossining Upper Elementary Parent-Teacher Association.The PTA has scheduled a Holiday Shopping Boutique from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Mike Risko Music, 144-146 Croton Ave., according to event organizers."(The ...

  10. Does Your Kid Want To Be In Ossining Production Of 'Annie'?

    Does Your Kid Want To Be In Ossining Production Of 'Annie'?

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Registration has begun for kids interested in being in the musical "Annie" at a performance school in Ossining.Children, first- to ninth-graders, and preschool age (4 and 5) are eligible to sign up for  Mike Risko Music School's Winter 2017 Production. They will learn about musical theater, including voice and acting instruction, and helping with costumes, ...

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