EDUCA-TAINER Mickey Smith Jr. is a GRAMMY Music Educator Award Recipient that hails from a forgotten community in the Bayou State of Louisiana and now stands on phenomenal stages encouraging educators to SEE THE SOUND & KEEP ON GOING. Mickey is acclaimed international speaker, saxophonist, author, and master development coach for elementary and middle school band directors as well as a self-management-strategist for educators. Mickey is committed to encouraging and equipping all educators with the tools to Discover Their Sound of significance and Keep On Going with resilience to create a SOUND180 days of school. Smith specializes in motivational keynotes and transformative professional development training sessions for both corporate and educational clients who are ready to engage, educate, and elevate every audience member to excellence. Whether the message is being shared in a School District, a Conference, In-Person or Virtually, Smith believes that everyone has a "sound" (a significance) that has the power to resonate with others and create a shift in the thoughts and perspectives of our next and best. Mickey’s motivational mixture of music & message teaches people how to reach people with consistency, intention, and strategy.
As a management-specialist, motivational speaker, expert musician, and experienced educator, I'm dedicated to helping everyone see the "sound" (significance).
--Mickey Smith Jr.
2020 GRAMMY Music Educator Award Recipient
7-Time Teacher of the Year
Founder of SOUND180 EDUCATORS Founder of Smith Enrichment & Solutions
Director of Music at The Greene School
Eric Thomas & Associates Certified Speaker
Teach Better Team Speaker
Conn-Selmer Institute Clinician
Cannonball Saxophone Educator
"Thank you so much for all you do. We really need you!!"
"Wow, bravo!! Mickey Smith Jr.... So many little nuggets."
" Mickey Smith Jr. is one wise man and the testimony of all those kids tells you everything you want to know."
"Mickey is phenomenal. He's in the classroom. He shares his sound and he tells others how to share their sound as teachers. He understands as a music teacher that one band, one sound is the result of togetherness. I love how he says 'life is better when we band together'."
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