A Kansas City native, Alex’s formative years were spent in his music-filled household where his passion for music began. Not long after, at the age of 11, he began his formal training as a percussionist. While studying percussion and drum set all throughout grade school, he was also performing and collaborating with local musicians. His passion for music led him to the University of Kansas’s School of Music where he studied and performed with many of Kansas City’s most accomplished musicians. During his college tenure teaching also became a calling. He began teaching private lessons, group classes, rock and jazz bands, as well as conducting clinics and masterclasses.
After graduating with various accolades, including the Dick Wright Jazz Award, from the University of Kansas, he moved to the DFW area to pursue his career in music and music education. Performance continues to be one of his passions as he performs with various groups throughout DFW. Now on his 9th consecutive year teaching music, he considers it an honor to pass on his passion for music to his students.