Who is Darryl Syms?


I’ve been playing guitar since I was 13, with no prior experience on any other instrument. I lived in the UK at this time, and was inspired by my former guitar teacher to take up the instrument. I was very lucky to be guided in good hands, and continuously inspired and challenged to strive for success as a musician. I’d quickly become hooked on the instrument, and took practice very seriously.

When adulthood approached me, I was very confident with what I wanted to do with my life. I was lucky enough to have a range of career opportunities to choose from, but my heart was always set on playing the guitar for a living.

I started off in the industry by cycling to peoples homes as a guitar teacher. It was incredibly slow at the beginning, because I was just some kid, with absolutely zero experience. I worked incredibly hard to deliver the best job that I could however, and I’ve always been good at teaching things.

Music is not the only art that has intrigued me over the years, but I have also developed great interest and experience with technology and video. This skillset combined has led me to where I am today as a musician, where I predominantly make my living through my YouTube Channel, Website, and Skype Tuition. I’m most commonly known from my YouTube channel, which has over 25,000 subscribers and over 2,500,000 views.

YouTube is an incredible platform which has helped me to connect with the world. Not only do I use the platform to help inspire and teach guitar players globally, but I also like to consider it a personal portfolio of my own progress with both music and video.

Favourite Guitar Players: Andy Timmons, Paul Gilbert, Nick Johnston, John Mayer, Mateus Asato, Mark Lettieri, Guthrie Govan, Takayoshi Ohmura, Plini, David Maxim Micic, Richie Kotzen, and many more…

Favourite Bands: Bob Reynolds, Snarky Puppy, Tori Kelly, Mr Big, Danger Danger, Racer X, Toto, Paramore, Giant, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, The 1975, and many more, changing every day…

Other Interests Besides MUSIC:

  • Surfing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tricking/Trampolining
  • Yoga
  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Photography/Videography
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Web Design
  • Travelling
  • Vegan Lifestyle (Ethics, Nutrition, Environmentalism)
  • Cooking

A handful of my favourite projects:

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