I'm Derek Hasted - a busy & successful guitar teacher in Bedhampton, Havant
Welcome! I'd like to teach you to play Classical Guitar
Classical Guitar is a timeless, relaxing hobby.
I don't just teach the mechanics - you'll play music from the past, enjoy new music, learn to interpret it.
I teach in a relaxed, informal, positive
way - you'll enjoy music and understand 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
- 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.
You'll benefit from...
- A teaching Diploma & 25+ years' experience
- A fully-equipped teaching room with vibrant acoustics, restful outlook, bright lighting, comfortable chairs
- A relaxed, structured, professional approach
- Free handouts & study notes; optional CDs & free sound files to help & inspire
- All lessons prepared in advance & tailored to give you achievement without pressure
- Buy my compositions & arrangements in my online shop
- Opportunities to enjoy concerts, social evenings, festivals, ensembles...
Vacancies after Easter... Enquire now - first come first served!
- Monday 10am - all standards from complete beginner up to advanced
- Tuesday 8:30pm - all standards from complete beginner up to intermediate
- Check back regularly for updates - I will try to fit you in as soon as I can!
Contact me here
Free Trial Lesson
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 well.
Read my students' comments - if you like what you see and I have a vacant slot that suits you, contact me to arrange your 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.