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Rod Taylor

Rod Taylor 


Adjunct Faculty - Music


Rod C. Taylor is an award-winning educator, musician, and author. He’s been active in music as a performer and music teacher for over three decades. As a bassist, he’s played and/or recorded with a number of artists, including Krista Detor, Victor Wooten, Artemis Robison, Chuck Rainey, to name a few. A longtime writer for Bass Player Magazine, he’s also the author of Etunes, a textbook about the effects of digital technology on music. He’s worked with a number of music programs over the years and currently serves as an Artist-in-Residence in the Commercial Music program at Lipscomb University in Nashville.

As an educator, Rod’s taught at Stanford, Indiana University, and the Honors College at Tennessee State University. He currently serves as a faculty fellow for Design School in Paris, France (d. School Paris-Est), a nondegree granting institution modeled after the Stanford d. School where people from all over the world can learn more about design thinking and how it can improve their organizations and products. He is also the CEO/President of his own training and development company, Performance Learning Concepts.