Skip Yingling - Director
WELCOME TO FPC!
Skip is a graduate of Stetson University, where he received degrees of Bachelor of Music and Masters in Business Administration.
After graduating from Stetson, Skip lived in Los Angeles, CA, where he worked at both an independent record label in Santa Monica and a music branding company in West Hollywood as an associate for business development.
In February of 2008, Skip accepted the call to be Minister of Music at his hometown church in New Jersey, the Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains.
As Minister of Music, he directed and accompanied the Chancel Choir, youth and adult Praise Bands, supervised and rang with the handbell choirs, and was musical director and co-teacher for the Joyful Noise Nursery School.
In 2010, he
acted as interim director for the church's young adult Walsh Memorial Bell Choir and led them on their summer tour throughout England and Scotland.
Outside of the church, Skip has been the musical director for the Morristown High School Theater and Morris Plains Summer Theater programs.
He acted as vocal director, musical arranger, accompanist, and pit orchestra director for both programs.
He has directed many shows including "Grease", "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", "Father of the Bride", "Barnum", "Godspell", "Babes in Arms", "Sweet Charity", "Seussical", and an original production, "Dream", a musical version of Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream".
also enjoys playing piano and keyboards in various school and community theater pit orchestras.
As a music educator, Skip has experience as a long-term substitute music teacher in the Morris School District of New Jersey.
has taught general and vocal music for elementary school students, as well as symphonic band, guitar, and music technology at the high school level.
enjoys teaching private piano lessons for all ages and levels, as well as performing as a soloist and in various rock bands for community concerts, weddings, and galas.
is excited to be back in the south.
lives in Carolina Forest with his
wife Kim, who he
met while growing up in the Presbyterian Church.
He joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach in September of 2015 where he is proud to be continuing his music ministry.