Classical Guitar Lessons - Derek Hasted - Havant Hampshire

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

Frequently Asked Questions - a page of FAQs

Where are the lessons held?

I teach in Bedhampton, Havant; it's close to the A3M & A27; it's an easy journey from Chichester, Emsworth & Havant on the east, from Fareham, Cosham & Farlington on the west, from Portsmouth & Southsea from the south, and from Petersfield, Horndean, Rowlands Castle & Waterlooville from the north.

I'm close to the 21 & 23 bus stop from Havant & Portsmouth, and a short walk from Bedhampton station.

There is a map here

I don't have a guitar. How much do they cost? Where do I get one?

I can recommend a variety of guitars to suit every calibre of player and every pocket, ranging from £100 to £2000. I can recommend good shops.

When can I start?

If you enjoy your trial lesson and I have a time-slot that suits you, you can start as soon as you like - paying pro-rata till the end of the current term, and then continuing in full terms.

What are your terms and conditions?

I charge by the term so that you reserve a block of my time. See the fees page.

Easter and the May Bank Holidays affect how many sessions I can fit into each term, but I try to schedule three 10-week terms, each with a break at half-term.

What about music and strings?

I can provide music at cost and strings at a discount, to save you the time & effort of getting your own.

I can't read music, is that a problem?

Not at all - I can teach you, and I have tricks up my sleeve to make the learning easy!

I'm left-handed - shall I get a left-handed guitar

Please wait till after your free trial lesson - there is more to this than you might realise...

I haven't got a musical bone in my body, is that a problem?

It's more likely that you haven't enjoyed the chance to make, rather than listen to, music - it's very different!

Do you have any vacancies right now?

Yes, though the situation is always changing. Contact me via the webform or ring me on 023 9247 9200
Evenings book up very quickly, but I can almost certainly fit you in during the day

Am I the right age to start?

If you're reading this, then yes!
I'm reticent about teaching young children. At the start, the guitar requires more co-ordination and dexterity than most instruments and it can be frustrating for youngsters.
At the other end of the scale, I've taught people in their seventies & eighties - the sky's the limit. I tailor the lessons to take account of stiff fingers and the need for a gentle pace.

I've got a question that's not listed here

Please contact me via the webform or ring me on 023 9247 9200

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about my Guitar Lessons