Alex Shumaker was born May 16th, 2006 into a non-musical family. At age 4 Alex became a fan of classic rock music. In February of 2012 at the age of 5 he purchased a DVD of a Live Journey concert. He immediately was drawn to Deen Castronovo and his amazing drum skills. Alex went and got an exercise ball and his mothers kitchen utensils and went to town copying Deens moves. His grandparents bought him is first childs drum set and he was in love! He watched the DVD over and over and after a few months of teaching himself his parents enrolled him into private drum lessons.