Classical Guitar Lessons - Derek Hasted - Havant Hampshire

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

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My experience

30 years teaching privately and for South Downs College & East Hampshire

Founder & Leader of the Farlington Guitar Workshop (Est. 1988) - a group for novice & intermediate adults

Founder & Musical Director of Hampshire Guitar Orchestra - HAGO (Est. 1999) - concerts all over the South

18 Guitar Music books in print and 5 digital downloads too

Regular Music Reviewer for Classical Guitar Magazine

Commissioned to write Exam music for Associated Board and solos for EGTA

My teaching

I have a comprehensive music collection and a wealth of supporting material

I love teaching, and I love the chance to explain things properly, professionally, personally

I have a teaching area with a vibrant acoustic, natural light, daylight lightbulbs, carefully chosen seating

I don't teach as a part-time hobby, it's my income, my career, my vocation - it's what I do...


Master of Arts from Cambridge University - MA (Cantab)

Diploma from Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music specifically in Guitar Tuition - DipABRSM

Professional standing

Member of the European Guitar Teachers' Association - EGTA

Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians - ISM

Member of MENSA

CRB Enhanced Disclosure

Public Liability Insurance


I play in duos and other ensembles - see forthcoming and past concerts here

I am principal alto guitarist in the Hampshire Guitar Orchestra. See forthcoming HAGO events in their concert diary

See HAGO on YouTube - this atmospheric piece for example, is for Guitar Quintet


Derek and his flautist duet partner Gilly are available on selected dates to play at your wedding for the Signing of the Register and over drinks at the Reception. We have a repertoire of 40 pieces in a variety of styles. Enquire via my contacts page and just fill in the "Tell Me More" section giving outline details

Qualified Guitar Teacher with experience with complete beginners right up to Grade 8