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 moving to the United States at the age of 12, Filip decided to take an interest in drums and percussion instruments. He became involved in multiple local churches where he performed weekly.
In 2014, he was granted a scholarship to study with ASU professor and jazz artist, Dom Moio. Later on, his studies continued under the tutelage of Grammy Award winning artist Lewis Nash. Filip received his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance (Drums) at Arizona State University.