Roy Shepherd’s extraordinary success as a young pianist catapulted him from his hometown, Melbourne, to the studios, stages and salons of Europe, and to international fame. His story takes us on a journey to the glamourous musical scenes of London and Paris, and includes a legendary cast of musicians belonging to a bygone era. On his return to Melbourne, Roy Shepherd dedicated himself predominantly to teaching and went on to shape the Australian musical landscape for the rest of his life. This work also explores the journey of any musician: the commitment, the rigorous demands, the disappointments, and the joy. It captures the voices of some of Australia’s most talented pianists and examines the unique relationship between the teacher and the student.