Some of the people that I’ve worked with or taught have kindly left Testimonials. Have a read on this page and see what they’re saying. If you have something you’d like to add, please submit a testimonial.

My Girlfriend gave me these vouchers for my Birthday and it was a great gift - I was very impressed with my progress within just two lessons! Playing Guitar is something that I've always wanted to do but I've never put much effort into finding a good teacher. I'm glad that I've been introduced to Darryl 🙂

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CHRIS BROWN
Student

I have been having lessons with Darryl for a good few weeks now and have to say that I am impressed. Not only with his knowledge but with his ability to explain simply and easily things my last tutor never did. Each lesson is tailored for each individual student according to their ability and to help them on to the next level.

In the time Darryl has been tutoring me I have started playing music I never dreamed I would be able to manage. Brilliant!

MIKE BENFIELD
MIKE BENFIELD
Student

Whilst looking for a guitar tutor for my daughter I came across Darryl's website and booked him for a taster lesson. From this taster lesson my daughter has gone on to have regular lessons with Darryl. I am so impressed with his teaching style and the progress I have seen my daughter make in the first few months of learning the electric guitar. Darryl comes to our house for the lessons and the atmosphere is very relaxed. He is supportive and extremely patient during his lessons and I have seen my daughter's confidence grow from Darryl's teaching, he really tailors his teaching to the music the student wants to play and creates tab for them to learn from in-between lessons. He is flexible and works around our schedule to book lessons. I can't recommend Darryl highly enough, book him you won't be disappointed !!

TIM BROOKS
TIM BROOKS
Parent of Student

Darryl is a fantastic Tutor. I’ve noticed so much more progression since I’ve been with Darryl compared to when I was self taught for 15 years!! I’ve learnt more in the 8 months that I’ve been with Darryl than I have my whole life, and I’m always thoroughly motivated to practice and keep up with the tasks that Darryl gives me. I can full heartedly recommend!

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CONNOR THOMAS
Student

Amazing guitarist, teacher and all round person. Lessons are planned in advance, flexible around you, and tailored to your tastes and aspirations.

ALEX PETERS
ALEX PETERS
Student

Like every parent, I wanted the best guitar teacher for my son and after looking at quite a few, I decided on Darryl and I’m glad I did. His friendly manner immediately put me at ease and I am comfortable trusting him to deliver individual tuition to my 9 year old son, who thoroughly enjoys his lessons; always ending up beaming and eager to show me the considerable progress he has made. On a number of occasions I’ve had cause to email Darryl to ask questions, and his quick replies are always very helpful.

Overall I’m am extremely happy with Darryl as my sons guitar teacher and would happily recommend him to anyone who wishes to learn how to play.

KATRINA BRAY
KATRINA BRAY
Parent of Student

Having been taking lessons with Darryl for over a year now I have seen great progress in my confidence & ability. He is an incredible tutor and I consider him a good friend now too. Darryl was also flexible with the lesson times where other tutors couldn’t fit me in around my difficult schedule. The lessons are great fun! I was pleased to see that from the outset I was able to learn the music I like to listen to as well as other enjoyable tracks suggested by Darryl. His style of teaching is motivating and encouraging.

MARK WHITE
MARK WHITE
Student

I have been taking lessons from Darryl for six months. The lessons are held in my home which is really convenient for me. His lessons are well prepared in advance and follow on from one to another. As I teacher, I was especially happy to see this personal preparation. Besides being an excellent teacher, he is a very nice guy and a pleasure to meet.

RICK KRUZE
RICK KRUZE
Student

I have so far had 8 one hour lessons from Darryl and found him to be calm, professional, extremely patient and understanding to my needs. His guitar knowledge and technical skills are outstanding and my challenge for him is to make me a good lead player. His lessons follow a structured approach which are pre-tailored for the level that I am currently at. I don’t know what my next lesson will entail, however, I always get a surprise when Darryl presents his next challenge to me. This is giving me the confidence in my own ability and driving me positively to the next stage of my lead playing.

I am under no illusions as to how difficult playing the guitar actually is, and I am already, under Darryl’s expert tuition becoming a better player. Great Job! I would definitely recommend Darryl to anyone that finds themselves stuck in the same old position going over the same things repeatedly and not progressing.

GLENN MILLER
GLENN MILLER
Student

Darryl just simply gets it right – and more. His manner with the students commands the utmost respect from them: like any effective teacher, his manner is friendly and puts students immediately at ease, but he is able to establish firm boundaries which means that students know where they stand and what is expected of them at all times both socially and in terms of musical development. Darryl will ensure progress at a level that is specifically differentiated to suit his student.

Overall, he is professional in the extreme, can always be relied upon to “go that extra mile” and is a delightful and valuable addition to a peripatetic team within a school at all Key Stage levels. Having been a Head of Music in a successful secondary school for many years, I would be hard pushed to find someone equal, let alone better.

B WARWICK
B WARWICK
Head of Music - Plymstock School

I have worked with Darryl twice now, I had the privilege of both photographing and filming Darryl. He is an absolute delight to work with. He is cool, calm, collective, friendly, helpful and an all round lovely person. I would highly recommend Darryl’s services! He has a very positive and welcoming attitude and not to mention an extremely talented musician!

JADE VEALE
JADE VEALE
Photographer & Videographer

I came across Darryl on an internet search and you will not be disappointed if you use him as your tutor. My son thought he was happy with his previous tutor but what he has learnt “extra” from Darryl, there is no comparison and I have a very happy son. His knowledge is immense and having the pleasure of hearing him playing the guitar an extremely talented guitarist. He goes out of his way to help if you need it (even when he repaired our broken guitar). By complete coincidence I came across Darryl’s former tutor and was told “you are in safe hands with Darryl” and that is no word of a lie. Excellent tutor and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

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LOUISE TYLER
Parent of Student

Darryl is very patient and always punctual. Lesson are relaxed and educational at the same time. Its always fun!

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PRABIN RAI
Student

I’ve been having lessons with Darryl for almost a year and in this time I’ve noticed such an improvement in my playing. He’s a very talented guitarist and a great teacher. Would definitely recommend Darryl to anyone looking to learn the guitar.

MALCOLM MORRIS
MALCOLM MORRIS
Student

Darryl played at our Company's 30th Birthday client event last week. It was perfect! We wanted background music so that it didn't interrupt people chatting, and that is exactly what we got. Darryl was very helpful when I did the booking, and a very pleasant young man to deal with. He had a brief from us and delivered on every score. Thanks very much

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ANNE MARSHALL
Architects Design Group

Dear Darryl, Thanks for all your help this week!! All the Best.

JO McCARTHY
JO McCARTHY
Musical Theatre Director

I have been having lessons weekly for just over a month now, and it is clear to me that Darryls teaching skills are far beyond any of the previous teachers I have had over my years. He always has the lessons pre-planned to my benefit, knows exactly what I need to do, and everything I’ve learnt has helped me greatly to becoming a better guitar player. Darryl has taught me many different techniques which nobody had ever introduced me to before. I thank you sincerely, Darryl, for being an outstanding teacher. I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone looking for top quality guitar lessons.

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NATHAN BROWN
Student

I was introduced to Darryl through a mutual musician friend of ours in a musical blind date of sorts, having been told that we would be a brilliant pairing for collaboration. And to our mutual friend I have nothing but thanks and gratitude, you were certainly right!

Not only is Darryl an incredibly talented guitarist – I would be as bold as saying one of the best I know hands down not only technically but emotively – but he is a true musician. A real team player with an outstanding skill in his instrument, I have found in our collaborations I can count on him to bring exciting and fresh ideas to the table that sometimes really make my songs come alive, the last piece of the puzzle that they needed. Though we come from very different musical backgrounds, we are always reading from the same song sheet and it is genuinely one of the easiest and productive musical relationships I am lucky enough to be part of.

Through these collaborations Darryl has not only become a valued collaborator, but a dear friend. Hard working, professional, passionate, genuine, a great sense of humour and a truckload of talent to boot, I’m proud and lucky to not only have Darryl in all my upcoming projects (Including the writing and production of my debut EP) but among my closest friends. Top lad!

ALEX DUMBIOTIS
ALEX DUMBIOTIS
Artist & Composer

Darryl, Thanks for making such a fantastic contribution to the band!

PIT BAND
PIT BAND
Musical Production

I had my first lesson with Darryl over a year ago, and I have no doubt that he is the best guitar tutor in Plymouth. He is calm and patient but also good fun. His lessons are well structured and good value for money, and he tailors his teaching around your musical tastes. Not to mention that he provides lessons in the comfort of your own home. And if that wasn’t enough; he is also a lovely, sweet guy! Keep up the good work, Darryl!!

CAROLINE POBERESKIN
CAROLINE POBERESKIN
Student

I had my first session last week and it went really well. Darryl is very friendly and made me feel at ease straight away. Can’t wait for my next lesson !!

SIMONE JADE
SIMONE JADE
Student

I had my first lesson with Darryl last week and it was great, I feel like I’ve improved already! It was a relaxed but fun lesson that I really enjoyed it, I’ve just booked my next lesson. He was prepared, easy to contact and it is clear he really takes into account what your goals are, I look forward to my next lesson!

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EM O’REILLY
Student