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 - 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
  • 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. You'll benefit from...

  • A teaching Diploma and over 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
  • Every lesson prepared in advance and tailored to give you achievement without pressure
  • My compositions & arrangements are on sale in my online shop
  • Opportunities to enjoy even more - concerts, social evenings, festivals, ensembles...

Spring 2018 Vacancies

  • A possibility of fortnightly lessons if you have 3+ years' experience - do enquire
  • Please check back regularly for updates - I will definitely try to fit you in as soon as I can!

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Free Trial guitar lesson

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 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.

Private Classical Guitar Lessons for Beginners to Advanced - Portsmouth, Southsea, Cosham, Fareham, Horndean, Waterlooville, Emsworth, Southampton, Eastleigh, Winchester, Petersfield, Chichester, Bognor Regis - your teacher is Derek Hasted One-to-one Classical Guitar Lessons. Qualified teacher - bespoke, tailored lessons - Derek Hasted MA(Cantab), DipABRSM - 54 Penhurst Road Bedhampton Havant Hampshire PO9 3NX Learn at your own pace - learn classical, spanish, baroque, renaissance, pop, dixie, ragtime, flamenco, blues and more Progress at your own pace, with modern teaching aids and a large repertoire of pieces + exercises Solo lessons - a cost-effective way to learn guitar rapidly Many years experience - a wide range of progression opportunities - chances to play in concerts and do exams if you wish Enthusiastic, patient, experienced teaching, tailored to YOU - bespoke tuition


"Thank you for being such a patient and inspiring teacher"


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