Our Instructors

Hilllorie Schrock

American Sign Language &
Crafting

Hillorie Schrock graduated from California State University Fresno with a Bachelor's degree in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education. She currently teaches American Sign Language at Northwest Christian High School and has nearly 20 years of signing experience.

Read More

Genevieve Morris

Dance

Genevieve Morris graduated from Eastern University with a BA in Dance in 2006. She has been teaching all levels of classes throughout Pennsylvania from 2001-2018. Genevieve, her husband Jed and 3 children moved from Philadelphia to Phoenix in July 2018. Read More

Michele Trent

Improv

Michele Trent and her husband, Bob, were founding players in SCRAPS Improv, Spontaneous Creations Requiring Audience Participation. When Michele is not on stage or behind a microphone, she loves helping people tell their life stories through spoken word.

Read More

Bob Trent

Improv

Bob Trent is excited to return to improv comedy after being a founding member of SCRAPS Improv and performing with ComedySportz. When he is not on stage, Bob loves to travel and workout. Read More

Eric Gagnier

Creative Engineering

Eric Gagnier is a multi-talented artist who loves Creative Engineering and Design. Over the last 12 years his professional titles included Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Director of Visual Communication and even Front-end Developer. Read More

Jenna Wilson

Dance

Jenna Wilson is a college student in Tennessee, originally from Phoenix, Arizona. She started dancing at 9 years old at L.A. Dance. She received studio-wide awards during three of her years at L.A. Dance including Dancer of the Year. Read More

J'ana DeLaTorre

Musical Theater

J’ana DeLaTorre is thrilled to bring her passion for musical theater to Copper Hills Center of the Arts as a guest instructor! She has taught musical theater workshops, camps, and classes at theaters such as Greasepaint Youth Theatre and Valley Youth Theatre, and loves seeing the positive impact that theater arts has on the lives of students. Read More

Jonathan Lawson

Guitar & Upper Strings

Having spent 17 years in Nashville, TN, as an artist, musician, and songwriter, Jonathan Lawson has had the fortune of bringing music to hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.

Read More

Angie Boone

Dance

Angie started taking classical ballet at age 5, and despite her extreme shyness quickly fell in love with the performance arts, especially modern and interpretative dance forms.  She soon excelled as a company member, choreographer, and instructor at several competitive studios in Texas. Read More

Katie Brown

Voice & Piano

Katie Brown is a Phoenix native who is passionate about music and people. She joins the Copper Hills Center of the Arts as an Instructor in Piano and Contemporary Voice. Katy has taught piano and voice for 7 years, guiding over 60 students in the Valley. Her biggest joy is watching young minds become aware of the beauty of art, and giving them tools to create it.

Read More

Amanda Ratkovich

Watercolor

Amanda Ratkovich has loved all things creative since she was very young. She spent most of her childhood painting and sketching fashion illustrations. She fell in love with sewing and decided to combine her love for drawing and sewing. Amanda studied Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and graduated with honors in 2013. Read More

Cathy Beachy

Director & Piano

Cathy began studying music at 5 years old and has 30 years experience with private piano lessons. She studied piano, voice, flute and violin, performed in award winning Marching Bands and Choirs, and performed in fun ensembles like Wire Choir throughout her childhood and teen years. Read More

Jonathan Withem

Drums & Percussion

Jonathan Withem started drumming at the age of five. His professional drumming career began as a teenager performing with orchestras, jazz groups, and rock bands throughout California. In 2012, he received his BA in Music from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.  Read More

Jennifer Cox

Cello

After graduating in music performance from the University of Colorado, cellist Jennifer Cox completed her master’s degree in performance from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH, studying with world-renowned cellist, Yehuda Hanani.  Read More

Phone: (623) 401-9709

Address: 27035 N Black Rock Blvd., Peoria, AZ 85383

Email Us: Click Here

  • Facebook
  • Instagram

© 2020 by Copper Hills Center for the Arts. All rights reserved.

Site collaboration with Team Tandem

Subscribe for the latest and greatest in classes, camps, and lessons!