Hank Horton teaches bass (electric fretted, fretless, and upright), pop and rock singing, and songwriting and composition at Marshall Music. Horton earned a bachelor’s degree from CMU and a master’s degree from MSU, both in string bass performance. For 23 years, he recorded and performed with Dennis DeYoung of STYX. He has received a double platinum CD and triple platinum DVD, as well as a number one single. In addition to playing and recording with another member of STYX, James Young, Horton also played bass on the STYX album Brave New World and had a guest vocal spot. Horton has experience in musical theater, having toured with the musical 101 Dalmatians for a year.
Beginners and pros will draw on the experience Horton has in all genres of music. If you are a bassist, singer, songwriter, or a beginner who is still looking for a direction, you can gain a working knowledge of your instrument, as well as how the business works, from someone who has done it.
Horton currently performs with The Rotations, the Lansing Symphony, and the Jackson Symphony. He also performs with Return to Paradise in New York, as well as the Kos Ritmos Latin Jazz Orchestra and the Phil Barille Jazz Trio in Chicago.