Larry Morton grew up in a family in St. Louis that had a strong love of music. His parents provided piano lessons for his older sister and later Larry began learning music. His father encouraged him to follow his dream of being involved with music. Larry played in the marching band in high school and went on to study music composition in college. He worked for Lowell Samuel at Samuel Music in Effingham, Illinois, before being hired by Keith Mardak at Hal Leonard Inc. Larry has grown in the company under Keith’s leadership to become president, all the while serving several industry associations including NAMM and RPMDA.