Since 1995, Mike Risko Music has been providing music lessons, classes, ensemble opportunities, camps and workshops to students all over Westchester County. Mike Risko Music offers a contemporary music education based on traditional music lesson techniques in a supportive environment that encourages performance. Students of all ages and levels can discover and expand their musical abilities through our private lesson program which was designed by Mike and Miriam Risko. With state of the art lesson rooms and an award winning music school, you or your children will have the best music lessons available. Now, we have expanded our music lesson program and we have added a virtual option so students and teachers come from all over to take lessons with us. In addition, lessons come in all shapes and sizes! From in-person, to virtual and everything in between, we have your lesson style covered.
We are proud of our staff of talented, professional musicians. They come from all different musical backgrounds and schools like Berklee, Purchase, NYU, Mannes, Boston Conservatory of Music and Ithaca college, to name a few. They travel to us from all over Westchester and New York City. We encourage working musicians to apply to teach at our school. We believe that people that are pursuing their own careers as musicians, make great teachers. They are versed in many different styles of and music perform on many different levels. We invite all interested students to schedule an appointment to come visit us for a tour and to learn about our teachers.
Our teachers are trained to teach our curriculum and philosophy. Students study important fundamentals of music while teachers focus on each student’s unique strengths. Parents are guided through the practice process and supported through training which helps them work with their children at home. We believe in incorporating contemporary music into our curriculum as well as the classics. Each and every student is given individual attention and many opportunities.
In addition, we have a friendly and helpful administrative staff and music store staff that is always available to help all our students and guests.
Working the Music School booth at the Ossining Village Fair: Melissa, Mike, Miriam & Toniann
The crew of Annie! Jessica Lazarowitz (Set Design). Miriam Risko (Director), Tori and Katie (Stage Crew)
Jasmine (voice/piano), Gabi (Voice/Piano/Strings), AJ (Guitar/Piano) and Erick (Guitar/Piano) all teach private lessons at Mike Risko Music in addition to teaching at our Rock Band Camp and some of our after school programs.
Mike Risko Music staff teahces group classes in different schools in the area.
Franklin teaches people all about drum sets at the store!
Group classes for kids ages 3-5 are a great way to introduce your child to music.