Forrest has been playing drums and percussion in the Eastern Iowa area for nearly 20 years. He holds 2 associates degrees, a B.A. in music, and is currently pursuing a masters degree. Forrest plays, tours, and composes professionally with several bands, including the Uniphonics and the Diplomats of Solid Sound. He has released several original compositions with Grammy Award Winning jazz trombonist Robin Eubanks. Forrest is proficient in all drum set styles and also offers lessons in hand percussion, mallet percussion, and marching percussion. He has been teaching for nearly 10 years.