Skaroulis was born on August 15, 1963 in Clearwater, Florida, George began his love for the piano at the early age of five. His mother was a classically trained pianist and George would sit on the bench next to her to watch and listen. One day, he started playing along. It wasn't too long before George was figuring out the melodies of songs he heard on the radio. On weekends, accompanied by his father, George often played in piano stores at the local mall, and crowds would gather to watch. Despite his shyness and stage fright, George would also enter annual talent shows at school, perhaps an early indication he was destined to perform.