DT Guitar Studio

DT Guitar Studio

5.0 (6)
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

I help people realize their musical and artistic potential by sharing the gift of music, leading by example, and aiding them in their own journey of discovery.

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Parkland, FL 33321
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6 Reviews


  • Bob Hartley

    Daryl's professional career has provide him with a wealth of experience and knowledge of many playing styles. He is a great mentor and is very patient!

  • Maxine G.

    Daryl was my guitar teacher for nine years. So, I got to know him pretty well. He is patient, encouraging, and skilled. He has been like family to me, and has helped me hone a craft that I can appreciate the rest of my life.

  • Christian Backenstrass

    Daryl’s technical knowledge is very advanced and his playing skills are what one expects of a pro. He is flexible to whatever style of playing guitar is needed and a good overall teacher. He has been my teacher for a year.

  • Lori Fuller

    He is patient with me, and he is very good about breaking down the lessons for me. Even when I ask him about a song I want to play, he quickly finds it on Spotify and is able to show me how to play parts within minutes. Daryl is a very good musician and he is able to describe and show various parts of a song for both the right hand strumming and the left hand fretting. Daryl is also has excellent knowledge of music theory and incorporates it into our lessons.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to find out what the student's individual goals are. Everybody is different and everybody has a different reason for wanting to play an instrument. It's my job to help you discover that and then provide a way that I can help you reach your goals.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I've been a professional musician for over 30 years and a teacher for over 15. Although I do not have a degree in music (my degree is actually in Graphic Design), I took all the music classes I could, studied privately, and have been actively involved in playing music almost all of my life. I treat music as a continuous learning experience and have made my living at it for the last 30 years.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I am offering a special lessons.com rate of $50/hour.

How did you get started teaching?

A owner of a local music store actually talked me into trying it out. I told him I'd give it a shot and started teaching on Saturday's. I soon was able to fill up the entire week and soon after was teaching upwards of 40 students/week.

What types of students have you worked with?

All types. Young, old, experienced, inexperienced, blind, autistic, shy, outgoing etc... Everyone. If you want to give it a shot, I am happy to help you.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love coaching students in a band setting and having them perform.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Hire someone that seems to share your vision and don't hire the cheapest one. As with most things, you get what you pay for.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How long have you been teaching?

Why do you teach?

How can you help me reach my goals?