DISCOVER THE SOUND....
Mickey Smith Jr. is the PERFECT choice for all your ENTERTAINMENT and EDUCATIONAL needs.
Mickey’s mission is to entertain, educate and elevate with a unique, motivational mixture of music and message.
Musical Enrichment and Entertainment options ranges from Mickey’s one man show called SIMPLY SAX as well as his full band experience called SAX IN THE CITY. For a sound like no one else that makes your event like nothing else choose Mickey Smith Jr.
Mickey's Professional Development and Solution options range from Keynote Addresses, In-services, and Coaching that builds the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain, sound, highly-effective professional practices. Mickey helps your audience Discover the Sound to Change Lives.
ABOUT MICKEY AND HIS "SOUND"
Mickey Smith Jr. is a teacher, saxophonist, speaker, and author. He is a three-time Teacher of the Year and four-time nominee for The GRAMMY Foundation's Music Educator Award. Twice Smith has been named a top 10 national finalist for this award. Mickey's work in the community, through music, helps countless individuals KEEP ON GOING to DISCOVER THEIR SOUND (their unique personal-significance).
Mickey serves as President of MusicMakers2U, a SW Louisiana non-profit that provides donated instruments to deserving youth in his community. Under his leadership the organization has provided over 400 families with instruments. Smith is a Louisiana Ambassador, working and traveling with the Louisiana Tourism Department promoting the Bayou State across the nation. Smith has even been featured on NBC's Today Show! His work as an educator, musician, and author has been recognized by Louisiana First Lady Donna Bel Edwards and he continues to work, mentor, and advocate through music.
Mickey’s schedule includes many appearances as speaker, saxophonist, and educator enrichment and solutions specialist for National, State and Regional organizations. He also frequently appears as a Education clinician, and has presented sessions and seminars at numerous colleges and universities as well as state and national conferences. He has served as a conductor and clinician for numerous music events throughout the United States and is currently Director of Bands at Maplewood Middle School in Southwest Louisiana.
Mickey's greatest accomplishment is the role he serves as husband to his fellow educator and college-sweetheart Eugenia Smith, as well as being the father to their two children William and Mikayla.
LET ME HELP YOU SUCCEED IN SCHOOL AND LIFE BY DISCOVERING YOUR "SOUND".
Hi, I'm MICKEY SMITH JR. Over the last decade, I have traveled the country sharing a unique motivational-mixture of message and music inspiring others to improve and enhance their approach and perspective (aka their "sound"). I provide enrichment that helps educators stay fired up to teach and students fired up to learn. I help them find solutions to create a SOUND180 days of classroom instruction and harmony. Together we can make this the best school year ever.