March 2018

Southampton Music Festival (see the news below) is postponed because of the snow. My quartet is hoping the new date, when it's announced, will be OK for us!

Classical Guitar Lessons - Derek Hasted - one-to-one tuition

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I've updated my teaching website with the vacant slots I'll have after Easter.

First come, first served - enquire now!

Looking forward to the Southampton Music Festival at Thornden Hall on 18th March.

I'll be playing in a quartet late in the afternoon.

Congratulations to my solo student Kai, who won the Vice-Chairman's Cup in yesterday's Portsmouth Music Festival!

Derek, Gilly, Lisa and Claire at PMF

I put together a quartet and arranged two pieces of music for it to play at the Portsmouth Music Festival. We won our class (but I'd better be honest and say we were the only entry in the "Guitar and other instruments" category!)

Here's a photo of Gilly (flute), Lisa (guitar) and Claire (double bass) along with yours truly.

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Viv and the team

Later in the afternoon at Portsmouth Music Festival six fellow guitarists (Viv, Jana, Caroline, Aurora James and Jenny) played three of my compositions in the "Guitar Ensemble" category, finishing just a mark behind the section winners.

You Riase Me Up

The fastest selling arrangement of mine at the moment is for flute and guitar (though it's also available for two guitars) - it's "You Raise Me Up" and you can listen and see some of the score on the SMP website....


For a complete list of my contemporary downloads (including flute and guitar duets), visit this page on my website...