Michael Schneider (1909-1994) studied piano, organ and composition in Weimar and afterwards church music in Leipzig with Karl Straube, Robert Teichmüller and Kurt Thomas.
In 1936, he became professor at the Cologne Musikhochschule. From 1942 to 1965, he worked in Berlin, Munich, and Detmold, until he became again professor in Cologne. He was one of the most important organ teachers of his time. The list of his students includes Jürg Baur, Paul Damjakob, Johannes Geffert, Jon Laukvik, Heinz Lohmann, Andreas Rothkopf, Almut Rößler, and Gerd Zacher.
Published by Leuckart in “Fleischer/Fiebig: 73 leichte Choralvorspiele alter und neuer Meister”, Vol. 1