DYNAMIC, INTERACTIVE KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
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 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, his 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 education.
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.
DRUMMER, TAYLOR SWIFT
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.
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.
J. D. BLAIR
SHANIA TWAIN, NATALIE MACMASTER, THE VICTOR WOOTEN BAND
Known as the "Groove Regulator" JD Blair is an award winning drummer, having played for a variety of renowned artists, including Shania Twain for over 17 years. He's played stages all over the world, including Super Bowl XXXVII. He lives in Nashville, TN.
Bob Hemenger is a Colorado based saxophonist and educator. He has appeared as a guest artist with numerous bands and genres, including the Victor Wooten Band, Darrell Scott, and the Zac Brown Band.