When appropriate, Dr. Don Steele brings music into his training programs where he plays with a live band while demonstrating the need for coordinated action in the business environment. PLI also books multiple bands from different genres of music for a variety of events. In Saginaw MI, we have created the Performance Practice Pad. It is a facility where bands of any genre can practice with the idea of not just practicing to get it right but practicing got the point where you can't get it wrong. We are complimenting this practice pad with high technology recording requirement to record bands and discover new talent in these midwest states.

The following three songs are a sampling of what Dr. Don Steele performs in his live performances and recordings. The fourth song is sung by Mike Brush. Many more are available on YouTube, Spotify, and Pandora. 

Saginaw Michigan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVYXJyWo91w
Born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, Dr. Don Steele loves to perform this song. Many suggest that this is the best song that Dr. Don Steele has ever written. Dr. Don always points out that the song was written by Don Wayne and Bill Anderson.  It was number one on the U.S country chart in 1964. It was performed by Lefty Frizzell.

Look at Us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP8N4G-5SYk
In live performances, Dr. Don Steele frequently asks people how many years they have been married, he then dedicates this song in celebration of their lives together. This song was written by Vince Gill.

The Older I Get: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63ExWllEpU0
This is Dr. Don Steele's theme song these days. Written by Alan Jackson, it really elevates the spirit of growing older. 

Route 66: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbTelbrIKmg
Mike Brush is not only an excellent piano player, he is a stunning singer as you can see in his performance of Route 66. Charley McCoy's harmonica really adds to the performance. This song was created by Bobby Troup. 

Launched in 2020 by Dr. Don Steele with the support of Terry Duperon, The Practice Pad is a fully equipped music studio located in the Community of Indiantown in Saginaw, Michigan. The Practice Pad is an exclusive setting for musicians, bands, and vocal performers to practice and prepare for studio recordings and LIVE performances. Professionals and rising stars from the Great Lakes Bay Region, the State of Michigan, Nashville, and all-across the United States have utilized our unique practice and performance venue. Some of our most notable groups are: The Home Team: “The All-Star Band of Practice Pad Musicians”The Kenny Rogers Band featuring Sheriff Bill Federspiel, Shakedown, The Bob Seger Tribute Band featuring Sheriff Bill Federspiel, Stone Street Revival, Soul Xpress, The Claim Jumpers, Larry McCray, Brush Street, Marty Veers & The Music Doctors, Michele Spitz, Amy Petty, Lora Dale, We, The Infamous, Citrus Orange, and Conjunto Champz.
We are excited to share that plans are underway to host private events in an intimate setting. A limited number of guests can watch rehearsals and/or performances as they prepare for public events. These private events give fans a rare opportunity to see their favorite musicians and bands behind the scenes, as well as interact with them in an exclusive private setting. Tickets for these events will be sold through Eventbrite.
About Dr. Don Steele, Performance Learning Inc. President, and CEO. Dr. Don has been an entertainer literally all his adult life. He is a songwriter, singer, and guitarist who has recorded duets with Tammy Wynette and Willie Nelson. He has also played LIVE performances with Merle Haggard, Roy Clark, Asleep at the Wheel, Charley McCoy, Barbara Mandrell, and Reba McEntire, and a host of others.
Are you a musician, vocalist or band who would like the opportunity to practice and “create possibilities” at our Practice Pad? Please contact our General Manager, Shelly Ginter Conrad at shellyconrad@icloud.com.
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The Practice Pad Is open 3 pm most days! Fill out this form to get into contact with Don to get a spot in the practice pad. A $100 fee is required.