Classical Guitar Lessons - Derek Hasted - Higher Poynton, Cheshire

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

NEW! Guitar Lessons in Higher Poynton

I've moved from Hampshire to Cheshire to be closer to family.

That means I have vacancies for new students - my style of teaching will appeal to those looking for a new and absorbing hobby, and for classical players wanting new ways to improve.

Please contact me and, if I can offer what you're looking for, come for a free trial lesson.

I'm Derek Hasted - a busy & successful guitar teacher

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 & 40+ 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