Erin Chase earned her Professional Diploma in Songwriting and Fiddle from the Berklee College of Music in 2014. She has been playing fiddle and violin for 25 years, studying both classical music and traditional folk music, and has been writing and co-writing original songs for 10 years.
Her educational background includes 13 years of personal study in the Suzuki Violin Method with Missoula, Montana Symphony Orchestra member Suzanne Hartzell, private violin lessons with University of Montana violin professor Margaret Baldridge, and fiddle instruction from a variety of Berklee professors and visiting artists, including Mimi Rabson, Melissa Howe, Rob Thomas, Jason Anick, Darol Anger, Matt Glaser, Bruce Molsky, and Mark Simos. Her songwriting mentors include esteemed Berklee faculty Pat Pattison, Mark Simos, and Caroline Harvey.
Currently, Erin plays fiddle and sings background vocals for Boston-based country rock-n-roller Elisa Smith. She appears on Elisa's debut EP Hitch A Ride. The EP was produced by Johnny Duke, a gifted producer and guitar player who has played with Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, and Chris Stapleton, among others, and was recorded at his studio, Spirit Radio Studio, in East Nashville. The EP features talent from Grammy-winning and platinum-status records.
In addition, she performs as a singer-songwriter in Boston under the artist name Erin Bonnie, bringing her unique fiddle 'n' original folk blues to greater New England.