Randall and Leslie met on stage in 2002 and have been together since 2004. They currently live in Harrison, AR and have 4 kids between the two of them. They have both been musicians their whole lives and are excited to be teaching!
“Our goal is to provide a full music experience… not just learning notes. We want to teach students, both children and adults, to FEEL music and understand what it takes to be a musician and not just someone who makes music. We have real world experience to teach aspects of the music industry you won’t find in other traditional schools – things like how to break into the business when you’re ready, how to “chart” music, how to build up a social media fan base, and how to really dig deep when you’re writing a song. We believe that music is more than just notes… it’s a lifetime of learning and living it!”
Private lessons (one-on-one) are 30 minutes long once per week. Duo classes (2 students) are 45 minutes once per week. Group classes (3 or 4 students per class) are 1 hour once per week. Classes are billed monthly regardless of the number of weeks in a month. Students of ALL ages and experience are welcome and can attend live classes in person or via Zoom. If you would like to do classes on your own time, check out our “Music Snacks” page! See below for current classes and pricing.
2018 Arkansas Country Music Association Guitar Player of the Year
Randall played on his first album at 6, when he was the drummer for his parents gospel band. They toured and traveled all over for many years until 1995 when Randall and his brother, Dawayne, settled into playing music 6 nights a week at the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down in Eureka Springs. In 2006 he took on an extra role as a comedian under the pseudoname, “P. Nutt”, which is why you’ll still hear many kids and adults refer to him by this name. Randall and Dawayne became owners of the theater in 2004 and later sold it in 2014 to pursue their career as the George Brothers on the road.
The George Brothers are currently touring 2 to 4 nights a week in AR, MO, KS, OK, TX, and CO. Randall is one of the lead singers in the band and also the lead guitar player. He also plays (and gives lessons on) bass and drums. Music is all he’s ever known!
Graduate of Berklee College of Music
Leslie, a Harrison AR native, has been in the music business since age 5, when she began performing in family music shows in Eureka Springs, AR. She has performed in multiple music shows in Branson, MO as well as on the road. She has a Bachelor’s in Music Business from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Science in Digital Marketing. She was the first Northwest Arkansas Chapter Coordinator for the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), and now has her own songwriting group at www.arkansassongwriters.com. She teaches vocals, piano, and songwriting here at George Guitars.
Aside from music, Leslie also has her own business in web design, graphic design, and digital marketing. Combining music and marketing allows her to help musicians and artists become successful both on and off the stage.
All classes are $125/month for one class once a week, regardless of class size. If taking more than one class per week (per family) from either Randall or Leslie, classes are $100/month. Classes are set up as private lessons, duo classes, or group classes (3 or 4 students). Class times may vary each month.
Randall’s modern approach to guitar lessons include basic theory, but quickly dive into ear training and the Nashville Number System. For more advanced players classes include playing specific styles and licks. All ages welcome!
Guitar lessons can be played with either an acoustic or electric guitar and vary depending on the level of the student. Lessons may include hearing pitch, basic music theory, reading/writing the Nashville Number System, playing by ear, learning rhythm, playing single notes, playing chords, playing styles (country, jazz, blues), and playing with dynamics for performance.
Bass guitar lessons vary depending on the level of the student. Lessons may include hearing pitch, basic music theory, reading/writing the Nashville Number System, playing by ear, learning rhythm, playing basic patterns, playing complex riffs, styles (country, jazz, blues), and playing with dynamics for performance.
You do not need to own a drum set to begin drum lessons! Randall learned to play drums using stacks of magazines… he can teach you to play no matter what kind of “drums” you have!
Drum lessons vary depending on the level of the student. Lessons may include feeling rhythm, reading/writing the Nashville Number System, playing by ear, playing basic patterns, playing full songs, styles (country, pop, jazz, blues), and playing with dynamics for performance.
Leslie teaches non-traditional lessons with an emphasis on vocal performance. In addition to basic principles such as pitch, breathing, vibrato, and dynamics, she also teaches stage performance/entertainment, movement/coordination, and how to portray a message and invoke a feeling through music rather than just singing it. All ages welcome!
These lessons are also non-traditional in their format. If you’re looking for traditional lessons based on sheet music and theory, please message for recommendations! There are some wonderful local instructors that teach that style. If you’re looking for something different, Leslie teaches basic theory and quickly moves into ear training and the Nashville Number System. You’ll learn to play a song in just one lesson and will be learning how to play as a modern band member rather than a classical soloist.