If we've not said "Hello" before, I'm Derek Hasted, Guitar Teacher, Composer and Arranger.
If you have just a modest experience of Solo Classical Guitar and Ensemble Guitar, then you should find plenty of hints, tips, advice and reassurance in my Classroom.
Let's get into a learning frame of mind - here are some facts to make you think...
- Performers and teachers apart, no-one has to play Guitar - people play because it is enjoyable.
- If you want to improve, then the act of improving should be enjoyable too.
So I hope you'll find these pages enjoyable.
- There are more guitarists who are actively learning than there are professionals actively teaching.
- There are more questions to be answered when you have just modest experience.
So I hope you'll find these pages instructive.
- The easiest way to progress is in small, simple steps.
- Small does not mean insignificant, simple does not mean pointless.
So I hope you find every detail on these pages help you progress.
- There is no limit to how far you can go.
- There is no limit to the joy you can get from playing Guitar in Ensemble
So I hope you find behind the smiles that these pages are thought-provoking.
In a world where big business exists to relieve you of your money and pass it to their shareholders, my site, such as it is, is free. Please help yourself.
- If I were a Concert performer, then I would fail the day that my pupils out-played me.
- But I am a teacher. If I can help you play better than me, I've not failed. I've succeeded.
So I hope, behind all the jokes and levity, you discover the real message on this site.
I'll take you through a structured set of lessons which I hope will fire your imagination and encourage you to try Ensemble Guitar.
Come and take a seat! Press Next when you are ready