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Risko is co-owner of Mike Risko Music School and Store in Ossining, which has been in business since 1995. The business has received four Best of Westchester awards from Westchester Magazine and is listed as one of the top 100 music dealers in the world by NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants).
They were named Ambassadors of Ossining in 2014.
Risko is also a member of the National Association Teachers of Singing and has been teaching voice and piano for the past 22 years specializing in musical theater and contemporary music. In addition to running their music school, she directs the musical theater program at Risko Music and has just completed directing "Aladdin Kids", "Sleeping Beauty Kids", "Cinderella Kids", "Lion King Kids" and is currently working on "Annie Kids".
The Riskos have two children in the Ossining School District and Miriam is on the executive board of the Ossining Upper Education PTA .
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