Picture this. Your child has just been assigned an instrument for school. You need to rent or buy an instrument to get them started, but where do you begin? You can begin right here at Mike Risko Music, your trusted community music school and store.
Who We Are
Since 1995, we have been the area’s go to for everything music. With over 26 years of experience providing music education, retail and live music, we will help you every step of the way as you begin or continue your musical journey. Mike Risko Music is a 13 time Best of Westchester Winner in the categories of Best Music School and Best Music Store and we are also an 8 time National Association of Music Merchant Top 100 Dealer in the world, so you know you are in good hands.
We are also centrally located and have been providing rental instruments for over a decade to school districts like Ossining, Briarcliff, Pleasantville, Chappaqua, Croton, Lakeland and Tarrytown, to name a few. When you visit us, you can also browse our store and chat with our friendly staff.
What We Offer
Our band and orchestra instruments are good quality student model instruments that your child can play all the way up to high school. Our instruments or either brand new or like new. In addition to renting an instrument, you can purchase your band or orchestra instrument or purchase an intermediate level instrument if you choose. There are some instruments that grow with your child, we recommend renting those instruments until your child is ready for a full size. These instruments include violin, viola, cello and bass. Rental prices are below or you can call us anytime to discuss the price to purchase an instrument.We also cover regular wear and tear and we offer an option for insurance which would cover you in the event that your instrument is lost, damaged beyond repair or broken. Need new strings, a tune up or some musical accessories? Come on into our store and one of our store associates will help you.
Pickup or Delivery
One of the great things about Mike Risko Music is that we are also a music store with a store front, so you can pick up your instrument at your convenience. We are also happy to make an appointment with you to pick up your instrument if your schedule does not allow for pick up during business hours. We are also able to make arrangements for delivery to local school districts
It is important to have a relationship with the company you are renting from. We are always here to advise you about your child's progress. Because we are also a retail store, we are open on a regular schedule so we are here if you need to change a string before a recital or if you need a musical accessory or book for your child's instrument.
Additionally, we are also music educators which means we can make sure you have the right tools to help your child practice. We don't just teach music lessons, we help students and parents progres. All rental students are always welcome to take a few lessons on their instrument in our school which is a great way to ensure success in your school music program.
Our rental process is simple and we are always accessible. Let us know if you have any questions! 914-762-8757
What else do we offer?
Mike Risko Music has been educating musicians for more than a quarter of a century, so if you want to take some lessons on your band or orchestra instruments (or any other instrument), we can do that too! Offering both in-person and virtual lessons, we have great teachers who can get you started on your new instrument or work with your child as they go through the school year.
How We Proceed
It’s easy. Simply fill out the form below. Make sure to include all your information. Once we receive your rental form, one of our instrument rental specialists will call you to confirm information and make payment arrangements. If you have questions, you can call the music store during business hours at 914-762-8757 or you can ask the question in the feedback form and someone will contact you.
Mike Risko Music rents instruments for the school year. A school year rental includes July and August for free. See information about pricing below. Insurance is optional.
The following instruments are $129 plus tax for the school year: