The Performing Arts Conservatory of New York provides a traditional conservatory-style arts education which includes one-on-one instrumental instruction, academic study, recitals, and exhibitions. Our philosophy is that an education in music and the arts is an education for life.

Welcome! For more than fifteen years we’ve had the privilege of nurturing the talents of our students and watching them grow. We believe that an education in music and the arts is an education for life - building confidence through focus and discipline, experiencing progressive levels of achievement, and enriching others’ lives through sharing artistic expression.
— Teresa Marin Rishik, Executive Director

Faculty have academic credentials from top music schools around the world and are committed teachers with extensive performance experience.

Our school serves as a ground of safety and support in the neighborhood, creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere for students and their families as they pursue their artistic goals.

The conservatory has been an active member of the Jackson Heights community since 2001, establishing mutually beneficial relationships with many local organizations

Watch this video showing how the school has positively effected one student's life.


PACONY and their group of very talented instructors make a difference in the Jackson Heights community. Its director Teresa Rishik is dedicated to all students and has made her goal to try to reach all families by keeping a low tuition with a high level of service and music instruction, compared with other schools in Queens.
— Estrella Zeballos-Bentancur, parent
A gift to the community. Wonderful faculty— as teachers and as individuals.
— Gina Martinez, parent
I am beyond blessed to have my daughter enrolled at the Performing Arts School of Music. I can truly say all the teachers are passionate, committed, and pour out so much love to our children, embracing their gifts and talents.
— Elidia Bernard, parent