Music and Messaging
A long time professional musician, Rod Taylor, Ph.D., often incorporates live music in his keynotes on Innovation, Creativity, Leadership, Community, and Communication in a variety of contexts—from New Student Orientations at schools like Stanford, Indiana University, and Lipscomb University to national conferences for professional organizations like the Newspaper Association of America and Mountain Pacific Association of College and Employers. As will all PLC programs, these keynotes are interactive and involve audience participation and interactive activities.
These keynotes offer a unique way to kickstart discussions on key issues that help us succeed in both professional and educational communities.
To inquire about or schedule a keynote, contact:
Katie Flint, M.A.
Keynote Team Members
AWARD WINNING SPEAKERS, TEACHERS, AND MUSICIANS
Living in Nashville, Rod is fortunate to get to pull from a host of amazing musicians in creating his interactive, music-centered keynotes. Beside being great musicians, these singers and players are also thoughtful people, with a passion for music, the arts, and learning. Here are just a few of his fellow musicians who join him for his keynotes.
ROD C. TAYLOR, Ph.D.
Rod Taylor is a musician, scholar, author, and award winning educator who has taught for over twenty years at a variety of academic institutions, including Stanford University, Indiana University, and Missouri State University. He's played with Krista Detor, Chuck Rainey, Artemis Robison, and Victor Wooten. He lives in Nashville, TN.
LEAD GUITARIST, BLAKE SHELTON
Beau Tackett has been touring with Blake Shelton for over six years. He's also played with Rebecca Lynn Howard, Jake Owen, Trent Willmon, Sammy Kershaw, and Joe Diffie. When he's not on tour, Beau spends his time in the recording studio, and playing locally in Nashville.
BLAKE SHELTON, STEVEN TYLER, THE VOICE TV SHOW
*The First Woman to win "CMA Musician of the Year" Award!
Jenee is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. In 2019, Jenee became the first woman in history to win the coveted “Musician of the Year” CMA award. She’s a member of country superstar Blake Shelton’s band, performs regularly on NBC’s hit show The Voice and can also be seen performing select dates with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.
KELLY PICKLER, EASTON CORBIN
Gregg is a celebrated drummer and educator in Nashville, TN, who has performed on numerous television shows and worldwide tours. For ten years, he was the drummer and musical director for 2006 American Idol finalist and 2013 “Dancing with the Stars” winner, Kellie Pickler. Gregg currently tours with country artist, Easton Corbin and maintains a busy playing schedule in Nashville—both live and in the studio.
Matt is the drummer for Grammy-winning international superstar Taylor Swift and the former drummer for multi-Grammy Award winning band Lady Antebellum. He lives in Nashville, TN.