Classical Guitar Lessons - Derek Hasted - Havant Hampshire

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

Coronavirus Update 6th April 2020

Lockdown is an ideal chance to master music and the sweet sound of Classical Guitar.

Students - your future lessons are assured via FaceTime & Skype.

New enquiries? See below!

Testimonial "Just wanted to say how amazingly well our video lessons are working. Of course it's not the same as face to face lessons, but for me they have been easy to set up and I really appreciate the way I can play you my pieces without the technical difficulties of making a recording. Using video I can get your instant feedback and ask questions straight away as well as see and hear your demonstrations. Thank you for making it possible to really make progress despite the constraints of the Covid19 lockdown!"

STOP PRESS - Summer 2020 Vacancies...

FaceTime Video Guitar Lesson
  • I can teach FaceTime or Skype lessons to 4 new students after Easter
  • Video lessons have limitations, so initially I'm only taking adults who've already played classical or acoustic guitar for 6+ months and who want to learn or progress in classical guitar
  • Current vacancies... Wednesday 11am & noon, Thursday 11am & 2pm
  • First video lesson is free - contact me for more details

Check back soon - things change on a weekly basis

I'm Derek Hasted - a busy & successful guitar teacher in Bedhampton, Havant

I'd like to teach you to play Classical Guitar

Classical Guitar is a timeless, relaxing hobby

  • I don't just teach mechanics
    You'll play music from the past, enjoy new music, learn to interpret it.


Learn music in a relaxed, informal, positive way - 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! Lessons at your pace - retired folk very welcome
  • Experienced but want to progress further?
    I'll lift your tone, technique, phrasing & musicianship higher
  • Coaching for practical or theory exams?
    100% pass rate - I explain as well as teach!


Guitar is my career, my passion. I'm involved in much more than just teaching...

  • A teaching Diploma & 25+ years' experience
    A relaxed, structured, professional approach
  • A well-equipped teaching room
    Vibrant acoustic, restful outlook, bright lighting, comfortable chairs
  • Free handouts & study notes
    Optional CDs & free sound files to help & inspire
  • Bespoke lessons prepared in advance
    Tailored to give you achievement without pressure
  • Opportunities to enjoy concerts, social evenings, festivals, ensembles...