Xander Scheetz began his music experience at the age of four, studying Suzuki cello with Alice Vierra until age 18. He owes this early musical initiative to his mother, who enrolled him and his siblings in musical studies, including church choir and piano lessons growing up. He was involved in the Boy Scouts, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle. Alexander began teaching in high school, taking his cello to Shenandoah University, where he studied music education, composition and music production while continuing his cello studies with Clyde Shaw, and played in the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra under Jan Wagner, going on two international tours with the orchestra to Spain and Argentina. He also studied in the College of Arts and Sciences, exploring media and film studies. Graduated in May 2017, he has just finished his third summer season working as a Ranger at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He also enjoys film, reading, and bicycling.