WATCH: Alicia Keys honors Louisiana native Mickey Smith Jr. with Music Educator Award at Grammys


Sulphur, La. (KLFY) A Louisiana music teacher noted by the Recording Academy for his ability to make students feel “loved, valued and wanted” is being honored with the Grammy Music Educator Award on Sunday night.

Mickey Smith Jr. leads about half of the entire student body of Maplewood Middle School in Sulphur, Louisiana in the school’s band, and has been growing the number since he started there 15 years ago.

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