Roger King studied Medicine at King's College Cambridge where he was Top Scholar in his final year. Whilst a young doctor he studied composition part-time at Hull University and then did a medical PhD at London University. He was in the Medical Faculty at Monash University for 25 years, teaching, researching and being a medical practitioner. He has published several hundred original research publications. He is now in full time medical practice. He plays piano, flute, piano accordion and guitar, sings, and has played and/or sung in bands, pop groups, folk groups, classical orchestras, choirs and other ensembles. Since 2000 he has accompanied and sung in over 700 concerts with the Monash Aires, a voluntary group that entertains in and around Melbourne, in hospitals, day care centres, hostels, nursing homes and senior citizens clubs. He was accompanist for the South Eastern Philharmonia Choir for a number of years, and now accompanies the Monash Chorale.