This biography is one that has been in the making for 70 years. The author has been a music teacher for more than forty years. While working as a professional musician he has performed solo and with many different bands. Rod has also shared the stage with quite a few well-known artists. He would tell you that the gift of song and the ability to make music is a treasure more rewarding than words can portray.
Being abandoned by birth parents as a baby, led to mistreatment by various foster parents. When Rod was five, his father remarried, but Rod’s new mum proved to be violent and resentful.. At nine years old he was placed into care, where he suffered sexual abuse. As a teenager he was no stranger to being homeless and sleeping rough. Then as a young adult, he earned himself a prison sentence. This was a wake up call for the author who proceeded to lift himself up and finally shed the shadows of his past.
Challenges and adventure
His life so far has been far from ordinary, involving many trials and tribulations; triumphs and adventures, some of which he shares with the reader in this book. Rod has raised two families and passed on his musical knowledge to countless other young and not so young people.