Classical Guitar Lessons - Derek Hasted - Havant Hampshire

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

Seeking a classical guitar teacher? Do compare my credentials with other teachers...

My experience

30+ years teaching privately and for South Downs College & East Hampshire

Founder & Leader - Farlington Guitar Workshop (1988 - ) - a group for novice & intermediate adults

Founder & Musical Director - the award-winning Hampshire Guitar Orchestra - HAGO (1999-2017)

Composer/Arranger - 17 Guitar Music books + 80 digital sheet music downloads

Music Reviewer for Classical Guitar Magazine

Commissioned to write Exam music for Associated Board & solos for EGTA

My teaching

I have a very large collection of music books and a wealth of supporting material

I love teaching and explaining music properly, professionally, personally

My teaching room has a vibrant acoustic, natural light, daylight lightbulbs, carefully chosen seating

I don't teach as a part-time hobby, it's my income, my career, my vocation...


Master of Arts from Cambridge University - MA (Cantab)

Diploma from Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music specifically in Guitar Tuition - DipABRSM

Professional standing

Member of the European Guitar Teachers' Association - EGTA

Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians - ISM

Former member of MENSA

CRB Enhanced Disclosure

Public Liability Insurance


I play in duo, quartets and other ensembles - see forthcoming and past concerts here

I was principal alto guitarist in the Hampshire Guitar Orchestra. See past HAGO concerts

See HAGO on YouTube - this atmospheric piece for example, is for Guitar Quintet


Derek and flautist Gilly are available on selected dates to play at your wedding for the Signing of the Register and over drinks at the Reception. We have a repertoire of 40 pieces in a variety of styles. Enquire via my contacts page and fill in the "Tell Me More" section giving outline details