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Nothing less than premium.

This platform is one of my proudest and most extensive projects ever. I’ve spent years building this whole operation, always striving for nothing less than a premium experience. Everything from the methods of my teaching, lesson structure, graphics, resources, website functionality, design, user experience, and all of the finer details that many might not even notice.

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Access to only what you pay for.

  • Access to only what you purchase
  • Post comments & questions within classes
  • Community discussion
  • #AskDarryl video exchanges
  • Synced progress tracking across web and mobile app
  • Daily challenges
  • Personalised practice planner


Unrestricted access to all content and features!

  • Unrestricted access to all classes
    • Music theory
    • Fretboard visualisation
    • Technique
    • Composition
    • Learn and analyse Darryls music!
  • Post comments & questions within classes
  • Community discussion
  • #AskDarryl video exchanges
  • Synced progress tracking across web and mobile app
  • Daily challenges
  • Personalised practice planner
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*Includes all Masterclass steps and the Daily Challenges archive.

Packed With Resources

Masterclass steps are packed with detailed video explanations that include onscreen diagrams and annotations, comprehensive lesson notes that can be read at your own pace, and Backing Tracks & Tabs (.gp & .pdf) where required. If that’s not enough, you can also communicate with either myself, or fellow students on the quest to fretboard mastery.

Full Support

Students are given multiple opportunities to reach out including: lesson comments, classroom discussion, forum discussion, #AskDarryl, and even private messaging.

Your comments and questions will always be tended to in good time!

#AskDarryl Video Exchanges

This is an exclusive area where students can exchange videos with me to receive personalised feedback on their progress. Perhaps you want reassurance that you’re following a particular lesson properly, or maybe you’re struggling with your technique and want some constructive criticism that will help you excel faster.

Video exchanges can be watched by any student, which is great if you might be able to relate to someone or you’re digging for some bonus tips and tricks.

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Most frequent questions and answers

So many things!

  • I’m a firm believer of quality over quantity. Many lesson sites have many hundreds, even thousands of lessons and sometimes it feels like a game of numbers. There’s already an overwhelming amount of lessons on YouTube, so I’m here to “cut the crap” and deliver the juicy goodness in the quickest and most effective way possible. Less time getting lost, and more time on effective practice and learning!
  • I recognise that teaching is a skill in itself beyond just being a great guitar player. Teaching is a skill I’ve been developing since my mid-teens, and not only in the area of music. I’ve taught thousands of one-on-one lessons, worked in schools, taught group classes in multiple venues, and helped millions of people via my YouTube channel. What you see on this website brings all of those skills together.
  • I settle for nothing less than best. Everything about this platform has been carefully put together and is always in a state of improvement.
  • My lessons accommodate beginners, intermediate, and advanced players. No matter what your genre or style interests are, there’s something that every guitar player can take from this platform.
  • The Darryl Syms Online School isn’t just a place that you come to learn, but also a place where you can get social in a community of like-minded guitar enthusiasts from around the world. Connect, get feedback, discuss, and grow together!

Yes, where required. All demonstrations and examples are transcribed in both Guitar Pro & PDF format. Backing Tracks are also provided where necessary. Not every lesson will contain tabs or backing tracks however, such as music theory lessons, but instead contain an abundance of fretboard diagrams.

Yes! If you don’t like the thought of recurring billing or you’re not interested in the awesome membership perks, then you can purchase only the classes that you want. You’ll get full access to the Masterclasses that you pay for, but you wont have access to the member only forums, #AskDarryl video exchage, or the Daily Challenges.

Daily Challenges are shorter less intense lessons covering a whole range of topics. The goal of them is to give you more frequent short term tasks; tasks that you should be able to complete and develop within the same day.

At this time, lessons are not available for download. The only downloadable resources in any instance are practice resources such as tabs, backing tracks, or diagrams.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a trial period, but here is what we do offer:

  • Sufficient sample lessons for you to review from each Masterclass. 
  • We have a 30-day money-back guarantee on all of our subscription plans. If you cancel your subscription account during the first 30 days of service we will issue a full refund. This means you can try out the Darryl Syms Online School risk-free for 30 days!
  • There are no long-term contracts; you can cancel your subscription at any time.

That depends on your plan. If you are a subscribing member then you will have access to all resources until you cancel your subscription. If you purchase the classes individually then there is no expiry date.

No. All content is unrestricted for subscribing members, and if you purchase Masterclasses individually then you will have access to the entire class as often as you’d like.

The only area that is limited is that subscribing members can only view a two week history of Daily Challenges. All Daily Challenges prior to the two week cap are removed. This encourages students to remain focused on an achievable amount of tasks rather than become lost in abundance.

Yes. To ensure that everyone gets a chance and that the service is not spammed, members are limited to posting 3 videos per month. You can also post your videos in the forum for community feedback.

You bet! There’s already a large selection of lessons available, plus the Daily Challenges will keep you on your toes, but I’ve also much more planned for release! Have your own ideas? Share your input in the community forums!