I'm Derek Hasted - a busy & successful guitar teacher - I'd like to teach you to play Classical Guitar
Classical Guitar is a timeless, relaxing hobby.
I won't just teach you the mechanics, you'll replay music from the past, discover new music, learn to interpret it.
I teach in a relaxed, informal, positive, enjoyable
way - you'll understand music and its meaning, not just play notes
- Never played in your life? I'll be your guide; complete beginners always welcome!
- Worried you've left it too late to learn? Not at all! Bespoke lessons at your pace - retired folk very welcome
- Experienced but want to progress further? I'll lift your tone, technique, phrasing & musicianship higher
- Want coaching for practical or theory exams? My pass rate is 100% - I explain, I don't just teach
"Guitar" is my career, my passion. I'm involved in much more than just teaching guitar.
I offer every student...
- A teaching Diploma backed with over 25 years' experience
- A fully-equipped teaching room with vibrant acoustics, restful outlook, bright lighting, comfortable chairs
- A relaxed, structured & professional approach
- Comprehensive free handouts & study notes; optional CDs & free MIDI files to help & inspire
- Every lesson prepared in advance and tailored to give you a real sense of achievement without pressure
- Opportunities to enjoy even more - concerts, social evenings, festivals, ensembles...
Autumn Vacancies (always a popular term for people wanting to start guitar lessons!)
- Monday 6:30pm - for complete beginners up to advanced
- Tuesday 2pm - for complete beginners up to advanced
- Friday 6:30pm - for complete beginners up to advanced
(Other slots may be available for intermediate / advanced players wanting fortnightly lessons)
Contact me here....
You wouldn't buy a car without a test drive. You wouldn't buy shoes without checking the fit.
I offer a free 1-hour lesson - no obligation - your chance to compare me with other teachers.
I've taught over 1000 people; come and discover how I could teach you to play.
Read my students' comments - if you like what you see and I have a vacant slot that suits you, contact me to arrange a free trial lesson.
I teach in Bedhampton, Havant; it's an easy journey from Portsmouth, Southsea, Cosham, Fareham, Horndean, Waterlooville & Emsworth by car, bus & train.