Classical Guitar Lessons - Derek Hasted - Higher Poynton, Cheshire

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

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

Founder & Leader - The Guitar Workshop (1988-2023) - a group for novice & intermediate adults

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

Composer/Arranger - 17 Guitar Music books + over 260 digital sheet music downloads

Music Reviewer for Classical Guitar Magazine

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

My composition Regular Reggae features in the 2020-2023 Trinity Guitar Exams

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, 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

Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians - ISM

Member of MENSA

DBS Enhanced Disclosure

Public Liability Insurance


I play in duos, quartets and other ensembles

I led the Hampshire Guitar Workshop in over 50 concerts

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

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