Educational Sales Rep
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Percussion, Orchestral Strings, Brass, Woodwinds


B.S. in Music


Educational Sales Rep

"Never Give In" - Winston Churchill

About Me

Hello! My name is Derick Smith. I'm 35 years old and I've been working at Music & Arts since September of 2008. I started my music career as a violinist at the age of 5 and played for about 2 years. After that, I moved on to percussion, one of my true loves. I played percussion all the way through High School and at Georgia State University, where I studied music composition and percussion. I taught private music lessons and High School band/percussion ensemble for 6 years. I started at Music & Arts as a part-time employee with no idea that I would instantly fall in love with the idea of being a part of a young musicians journey. At Music & Arts we truly have the honor of giving the gift of music. This was the inspiration behind my desire to be a manager of my own store.  6 months later I was a new manager at the East Cobb location.  Now, I am the manager of the Altanta Pro-Shop for Band&Orchestra locatied in the East Cobb area of Marietta.  I still compose music and play percussion when the time permits. I have four lovely girls ages 11, 10, 9 & 8. My 11 year old name is Katie, my 10 year olds name is Samantha, my 9 year olds name is Mackenzie, my 8 year olds name is Anna and we are all part of a great big musical family led by my beautiful wife Allison. I enjoy going to concerts with my family, spending time watching and hearing all of the students and customers grow with the joy that music brings to us all. 

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East Cobb Music & Arts 770-977-7073 Marietta GA