Classical Guitar Lessons - Derek Hasted - Havant Hampshire

Personal tuition - Structured syllabus - Qualified & Experienced - Patient & Professional - Complete beginners welcome

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? 100% pass rate - I explain as well as 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 at present... 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

Free Trial guitar 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 near Havant in South East Hampshire; it's an easy journey from Portsmouth, Southsea, Cosham, Fareham, Horndean, Waterlooville & Emsworth by car, bus & train.