Hampshire Guitar Workshop - Lovedean - founded by Derek Hasted

I'm Derek Hasted

Welcome to "The Guitar Workshop - the first 35 years".


I founded Hampshire's Guitar Workshop in 1988 as a natural accompaniment (pardon the pun!) to my one-to-one and group guitar lessons


I was leader until 2023 - 35 years in the hot seat!


From humble beginnings (read our Story!) we grew in size

And grew yet more

And grew so large that we gave birth to The Hampshire Guitar Orchestra


And we helped raise almost a tenth of million pounds for local charities



This archive tells Workshop's story from April 1988 to March 2023, when I moved from Hampshire and Peter Rogers took over as Leader.

Peter's story (on the new Workshop website) begins where this one leaves off ...

At the time of writing this archive, The Guitar Workshop goes from strength to strength - you'll find its website here...