Donald Smith | Music Merchandising


Don Smith Don Smith has taught Music Merchandising and coordinated music internships at Lewis University since 2006. In addition to his teaching career, he is a Regional Sales Manager for the Pro Music Division of Yamaha (musical instrument manufacturer). He has a degree in Business Administration from North Central College where he also minored in music and studied saxophone. Prior to working for Yamaha, he was the General Manager at Brookdale Music in Naperville, IL for several years. His expertise in the music industry comes from many years as a sales manager, audio engineer, music director, saxophonist, clinician and teacher. During his career at Yamaha, Don has worked with many of the largest music industry retailers in the country and has been recognized with numerous awards including a two-time recipient of the prestigious "President’s Club" honor.