Classical Guitar Lessons - Derek Hasted - Havant Hampshire

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

Coronavirus Update 29th March 2020

Students - visit my webpages about video lessons.

Your future lessons are assured via FaceTime & Skype (and as a stop-gap, by email distance learning).

I'll mail you all about next term when it's clearer what choices I can offer, but video lessons are definitely on offer - they're working really well!


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

New enquiries? Check back soon to see the spare video-lesson slots I have for complete beginners and for intermediate players.

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...

Summer 2020 Vacancies...

  • NONE - evening slots - waiting for clarification on Coronavirus...
  • NONE - daytime slots - waiting for clarification on Coronavirus...

Check back soon - things change on a weekly basis

If I have vacancies ...

Free Trial guitar lesson

A free 1-hour lesson - no obligation - compare me with other teachers.

I've taught over 1000 people; discover how I could teach you to play well.

Read my students' comments - if you like what you see and I have a vacant slot that suits you, contact me to arrange your free trial lesson.

I teach in Bedhampton near Havant in South East Hampshire; it's an easy journey from Portsmouth, Southsea, Cosham, Fareham, Horndean, Waterlooville & Emsworth by car, bus or train.