Yukiko Konishi holds a B.A. in piano performance from Osaka College of Music in Japan, where she studied with Masutaka Kanazawa. She also studied with Sergei Dorensky at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum of Salzburg, Austria. She has performed as a soloist with Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra and Arukadia Chamber, and has recorded with EMI. Her additional training and certifications include a World Music Drumming Certificate with Will Schmid, a Certificate in Responsive Pedagogy from Teachers College, Columbia University, and completing the Mark Morris Dance Accompaniment Program. She received her Dalcroze Certificate from the New York Dalcroze School of Music in 1998, which gave her the skills needed to be a life-long improviser thanks to Hilda Schuster, Robert Abramson, Anne Farber, and Lisa Parker. She is on the faculty at the Special Music School (New York City public school 859 for musically gifted students) and Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center, where she teaches music theory and Dalcroze Eurhythmics to children ranging from toddlers to elementary school-aged students. She is the former Vice President of the Dalcroze Society of America.