Classical Guitar Lessons   Derek Hasted    Havant Hampshire

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

Exciting opportunities...

Guitar shouldn't be as insular a hobby as some people make it.

I can make your introduction into the world of guitar as fulfilling as it's possible to be.

Ensemble guitar

If you were learning bassoon or viola, you'd join an ensemble as soon as you could.

Although guitar can be played as a solo instrument, there's a wealth of music for guitar ensembles. Joining an ensemble will sharpen your solo playing by improving your rhythm, your listening skills, and by adding a social side to your hobby where mutual encouragement will lift you higher. I run 2 unique ensembles you can join...

  • The Farlington Guitar Workshop for adults with a year or more playing experience
  • The Hampshire Guitar Orchestra for adults and 16-18 year olds who are Grade 5 and higher and want a part in a semi-professional ensemble with an enviable reputation (entry by audition)

Performance opportunities

I run two informal concerts each year for families and friends

  • You can have the chance to play a solo or duet at these concerts

I support the local Portsmouth Music Festival

  • I can coach you if you wish to compete

Exam opportunities

It is entirely your choice whether you wish to work for the eight "graded exams" that the Music Schools offer.

  • If you wish to do a grade, I can supply the appropriate music and submit your entry, at cost
  • I can coach you for the exam as part of your lessons
Other guitar groups near Portsmouth and Havant

Pictured, from the top
The Farlington Guitar Workshop
The Hampshire Guitar Orchestra
Winning a Portsmouth Music Festival Cup