Rod C. Taylor, Ph.D., is an award-winning educator, author, and musician who has been active in teaching, training, and music for over twenty years. He’s taught at Stanford, Indiana University, and the Honors College at Tennessee State University, and currently serves as the CEO and President of Performance Learning Concepts and as an Artist-in-Residence in the School of Music at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Over the years, he’s written for a number of music magazines, including Bass Player Magazine for the last ten years. He’s published a textbook, Etunes, which explores the effects of digital technology on the music industry and continues to write for magazines and journals on news ways to approach music education. He also leads music workshops around the world, often with other artists, on a variety of topics: from songwriting to creativity to ensemble training. As a performer, Rod has been fortunate enough to play and/or record with Krista Detor, Victor Wooten, Chuck Rainey, Jenee Fleenor, Leigh Nash, and a variety of other great musicians. Rod is proud to call Nashville, TN his home, and he’s thrilled to be part of the amazing group of players and writers that make up Bass Magazine.