THE STUDIO VIOLIN'S STORY
Chloe Ross-Massey is the founder of The Studio Violin, a Suzuki violin studio located in Concord, California. Founded in 2015, The Studio Violin is a warm and welcoming studio offering expert instruction in violin studies for children
ages 3 to 18.
The Studio Violin was opened to share my love of studying the violin with others. I am strongly influenced by own early years as a Suzuki student, and I believe wholeheartedly in the magic of the Suzuki Method. I am committed to long term professional education, and I study Suzuki violin pedagogy with principal mentor Charles Krigbaum, and have taken extensive training with Diana Volodka Staggs, Edward Kreitman, Ann Montzka Smelser, Teri Eindfeld, Kathleen Spring and more. I am a registered Suzuki teacher under The Suzuki Association of the Americas, and an active member of our local SAA chapter, The Suzuki Association of Northern California.
The Studio Violin has been located in Lafayette/Concord, California for the past 3.5 years we are very active in the Northern California Suzuki Association events. The studio consists of 40 families from around the East Bay Area and is ready to welcome you with open arms!
Chloe began studying violin at the age of three, in Seattle, Washington under the tutelage of Kathleen Boyer- principal second violinist with The Seattle Symphony. As a “Suzuki kid” herself, Chloe attended many institutes around the country including the advanced Japan-Seattle and Ithaca College Suzuki Institutes. Along with her Suzuki studies, she was also a member of The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra program.
In 5th grade, Chloe moved across the country to begin musical studies at The Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. As a student at Longy, she studied music theory, music composition and history, and performed in monthly masterclasses with many notable renowned violinists. She was the youngest ever admitted member of The Longy Youth Chamber Orchestra, becoming concert master after only a short time with the ensemble. International tours include Canada, Mexico, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Continuing at Longy to receive her Certificate of Violin Performance, Chloe has competed in many competitions performing some of the world’s most iconic violin repertoire both solo and with orchestra.
Principal teachers include Clayton Hoener- principal second violinist of The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, as well as main study with the late Janet Packer- former Longy School of Music String Department Chair and acclaimed soloist. Secondary study with Mark Lakirovich, Sophie Vilker and Roman Totenberg.
In 2010 , Chloe moved back to Seattle and became a section violinist with The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Adam Stern.
Chloe currently plays and performs on a 2002 Douglas Cox “Vieuxtemps” Guarneri del Gesu violin, and has been featured as a spotlight violinist on the Cox Violins Website.
Chloe is the Assistant Director of The Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute in Seattle, WA and loves sharing her passion for all things Suzuki Method with even more musicians at Institute in August!