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

Although guitar can be played solo, there's a wealth of music for guitar ensembles. Joining an ensemble sharpens 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 a summer social, which includes an informal concert every year plus food and drink

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

I support the local Portsmouth Music Festival

  • I can coach you if you wish to compete. or accompany you in student/teacher duets

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

Hear Derek in concert...

Visit my concert page for details of future and past concerts

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