Rex studied music performance and jazz studies at KCKCC. During high school he was 1st chair percussion in state band and 1st snare in state orchestra.
Rex has travelled and performed in Chicago, Minnesota, and in New York at the Lincoln Center. He has also performed at various locations throughout the Lawrence and KC areas. Rex has performed with musical artists such as Mike Ning, Everette DeVan, Tim Whitmer, Jim Mair, and Rod Fleeman. From 2010-2012 he was part of a local jam band named 3 Son Green.
Rex has a strong foundation in rudimental drumming. He has achieved 1 ratings in various solo performances in high school, and was awarded various solo and group performance recognitions with jazz ensembles at KCKCC.