Country: United Kingdom
Teacher: Gilbert Webster
Orchestra: Sadler's Wells Opera- Principal Percussionist (1963-1968); London Philharmonic Orchestra - Principal Percussionist (1970-1972); New Philharmonia Orchestra - Principal Percussionist (1972-73); Royal Opera House Orchestra - Principal Percussionist (1973-2004)
Michael Skinner is a founder member of the Guild of Ancient Fifes and Drums. Michael Skinner has made a particular study of the drumming styles of Switzerland and the Pipe Drumming of Ireland and Scotland. MMichael Skinner is committed to teaching and was the founding President of the National Associations of Percussion Teachers. He is author of Roll Review, Snare Drum Rudiments and Graded Repertoire and Studies for Snare Drum Grades 6-8 and co-authored Play Tuned Percussion with the late James Baldes OBE. Michael Skinner has given masterclasses at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Birmingham School of Music, in Croatia and Germany. Michael was a Percussion professor at the Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Michael Skinner was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1989.