Phone: 704.260.6490 ext.


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Derek Smith

Mr. Smith has been teaching music at all levels for the last 8 years. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Education at Anderson University. Mr. Smith  been recognized  as Veterans of Foregin Wars Teacher of the Year Award and the 2020 Stanly County Arts Educator of the Year Award. This is Mr. Smith's first year with the Bands of Hickory Ridge and he is excited to be a part of the "Band Fam".