Retail Manager - N
Joined in
2008
Expertise

Percussion, Orchestral Strings, Brass, Woodwinds

Education

B.S. in Music

Derick

Retail Manager - N

"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 two lovely girls ages 8 & 6. My 8 year old name is Samantha, my 6 year olds name is Anna, and we are all part of a great big musical family. 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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