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Helen Konowitz

Employee Information

Music Conservatory
Piano Teacher

Contact Information

Room / Office
Studio 5

Education & Achievements

MA, Music, UC Berkeley
BA, Music, The University of Chicago


At SD Since

Helen Konowitz grew up in Arizona and Colorado. She began piano study at age four and later studied organ, recorder, viola da gamba, and voice. She began teaching music theory while a graduate student. She has also taught music fundamentals to members of the Navy Band on Treasure Island; music fundamentals, music history, and college choir at Kenyon College; and music fundamentals and ear training at the College of Marin. She is a member of the Music Teachers' Association of California and has served on the Board of Directors of the Marin Branch as well as chairing the Marin Branch Certificate of Merit program for several years. Her performances can be heard in recordings of the Historical Anthology of Music with The University of Chicago Collegium and in the score of the film, “Above San Francisco.” She has been a soloist with Marin Oratorio and performs several times a year in recital at the College of Marin, as both pianist and vocalist. Helen specializes in introducing students of all ages to music-making, at the piano, and she seeks to help her students explore and develop their love of music while building skills for musical independence. She has lived in Sleepy Hollow since 1987 and can often be seen walking her dog or tending her roses.

“My favorite part of being a member of the San Domenico community is my colleagues and students.”