Our Teachers & Staff

Kat’s Artist Tree has the best teachers available in their discipline.  Every one of our teachers is an expert in their field and have a passion for passing their knowledge on to their students.  Most importantly, they are loved and respected by our students.  An Academy is only as good as its teachers, and we have the best!  Learn more about the fantastic family of Kat’s Artist Tree teachers below:

Sarah Peters ~ Strings

Sarah Peters has been playing violin for almost 20 years. She holds a bachelors degree in Music Education from Youngstown State University. While she was there she performed with the Dana Symphony Orchestra, Dana Chamber Orchestra, and Dana String Ensemble. She has also played with the Cleveland Women’s orchestra and several other community groups. She … Continue reading Sarah Peters ~ Strings

Filip Voia-Tipei ~ Drums

Filip Voia-Tipei was born in Arad, Romania in 1994. He attended the School of Music “Sabin Dragoi” and at 7 years old started studying violin under the instruction of Samica Varyas. While in Romania, Filip competed and won various regional and national violin competitions. This helped establish a strong musical education and performing skills After … Continue reading Filip Voia-Tipei ~ Drums

Nicky Dewberry ~ Guitar

Nicky Dewberry graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors degree in Music Performance in Guitar.  He is well versed in many styles of music including classical, jazz, rock, punk, and heavy metal.  Around the valley, Nicky has performed at numerous public and private venues including the Herberger Theater Center, Orpheum Theatre, and the GCU Arena.  Nicky has also performed … Continue reading Nicky Dewberry ~ Guitar

Gabi Bueno ~ Art

Gabi grew up here in Goodyear with her many funny siblings. In May 2020, she graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. She is comfortable with a variety of traditional mediums and digital painting as well. Her favorite artists are Michelangelo, John Singer Sargent, and countless contemporary artists working in the … Continue reading Gabi Bueno ~ Art