Ronald Ji has been an avid student of music performance, fine art, photography, and painting since he was a child. From 2004 to 2009, he worked with the Heirloom Art Studio to learn traditional woodworking and carving techniques, and from 2009 to 2010, he attended the Salt Lake City School of Violin Making where he worked with Peter Prier, Charles Woolf, and Georg Meiwes. In 2011, Ronald joined the studio of Horacio Pineiro in New York City. During this period, he continued to learn violin and bow making and maintenance and participated in the restoration of fine antique violins.
Ronald is also an accomplished photographer of fine instruments. Many of his photographs can be seen in Strad Magazine. He is also in high demand as a fashion photographer having photographed the runways of Tom Ford, Proenza Schouler, Tory Burch, Coach, Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs to name a few.