Pablo Capote

Pablo C.

Pembroke Pines, FL

Lesson Details



Pablo delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+

Teaching since:
February 2009

“Pablo is a certified TakeLessons instructor specializing in beginner to intermediate guitar, bass, and banjo students, offering lessons in genres that range from funk, reggae, jazz, hip-hop, blues, rock and more!”

Having completed my B.A. at Florida International University with an English Major and Education Minor, specializing in early education and elementary music instruction, I have spent time in the last couple years working with younger students and studying instructional techniques for reaching younger ages as well as students with special needs. However, I still feel equally comfortable teaching both children, teenagers, and adults with a fun and personalized approach to learning music and mastering instruments.

Throughout my lessons, I also offer helpful insights into the challenges and benefits of today's rapidly growing community of local musicians by providing my students with useful insights that can help to refine their musical ambition and overall goals while also identifying and addressing any factors that may present an issue in their long-term music goals and ventures. As a member of several local bands, I'm eager to offer a very useful insight into the social dynamics within a band and a better understanding of the elements that are conducive to healthy and long-standing friendships amongst band members.

The first instrument I learned formally was piano and after realizing that my interests weren't in line with the music styles in the lessons assigned to me, I eventually switched to guitar and began applying the basic musical concepts I previously learned on piano. Having endured the common frustration of being taught music that didn't match my interests, I've come to value the importance of a customized learning experience that effectively bridges the songs and styles that students are excited to learn with the fundamentals required to attain the goal of becoming a well-rounded musician.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every music student must first encounter a period of learning where the amount of dry information they're absorbing tends to out-weight the amount of entertainment they gain from its practical application. The ideal goal is to instill students with enough energy and determination to endure through that initial period and onto greater and far more entertaining assignments that apply the previously established fundamentals of music while advancing toward composition and performance. While not every assignment can be as fun as playing a great song, it's still important to learn music while always making strides toward playing a favorite song or melody.

Through the careful assessment of my students' interests and objectives, my friendly and laid-back teaching style assures students that personal enjoyment is a prominent and attainable part of the learning process. By presenting creative and unique ways of incorporating useful knowledge and technique with entertaining music, I motivate students to continue exploring music well past the initial instruction stage.

My guitar lessons typically focus on elements that may apply but are not limited to funk, reggae, jazz, hip-hop, blues, and rock. Students will learn to master the essentials of basic chords in 'root position' while also learning simple melodies on one or two strings. Additional lessons explore diverse chord voicing, dynamics with distortion and other effects, blues progression theory & improvisation, performance essentials, useful tips on music equipment, key elements of song composition, blues and rock lead guitar styles, speed and dexterity exercises, reading tablature and chord charts, and alternate tuning techniques.

*** Studio Equipment ***
While at my home studio, I can provide use of amplifiers, an upright piano, keyboards, electric & acoustic guitars, electric & acoustic bass (not upright), banjo, and wireless internet access.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When traveling to a student, I can provide an amplifier, keyboard, guitar, bass, or banjo if necessary but students are expected to eventually have their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
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I specialize in teaching beginner to intermediate students how to read chord charts and TAB sheet music for guitar, bass, and banjo while exploring how to play using various types of guitar chords (such as power chords, barre chords, open chords), incorporating distortion and other effects, playing with a guitar pick, playing the blues, improvising melodies, making up your own songs, picking with your fingers, and experimenting with alternate string tuning that actually make the guitar easier to play!

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Aug 2013 - Present
Franklin Academy (Cooper City)

Elementary Music Program Director and instructor for Kindergarten through Fifth grade as well as director of the school's Music Club and Music Video Club.

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Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
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Performer’s Playhouse

Certified guitar, bass and percussion instructor specializing in group lessons for ages 5-14, focusing on introductory to intermediate rock, blues, jazz, country, reggae, and funk music performance.

Music Teacher's Assistant
Mar 2008 - May 2008
St. Stephen's Private School

Assisted with daily tasks, answered students’ questions, and helped to administer final exams in the school’s music class for students in Pre-K through Eighth Grade.


Bachelor of Arts / English & Education
May 2004 - Aug 2013
Florida International University
Bachelor of Arts
May 2004 - Aug 2013
Florida International University
Associate of Arts / English
May 2002 - Aug 2004
University of North Florida
Associate of Arts in English
May 2002 - Aug 2004
University of North Florida


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Educator's Certificate
Jul 2014
State of Florida Department of Education

This certificate certifies that Pablo Capote completed all requirements of Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules for the coverages or endorsements of Music (Grades K - 12).


Teacher of the Month
Sep 2013
Franklin Academy (Cooper City)


National Association for Music Education
Sep 2014

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Photos & Videos

Private Studio Lesson

Live Performance: Electric Guitar

Studio Performance: Banjo

Live Performance: Acoustic Bass

Live Performance: Keyboards

Photo by Pablo C.
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10 Reviews

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Ginny G. Jun 7, 2015
Banjo · In home

Pablo was awesome, He made me feel very comfortable since I am a beginner!
Can't wait until my next lesson!!!!

Jessica B. Oct 28, 2014
Guitar · In home

I would recommend Pablo as a music teacher for your student. He is enthusiastic about both music and teaching. His love for the art is evident in his teaching techniques. He is exceedingly patient and encourages the very best effort from my son. Under Pablo's charge, my son has gone from a beginner to a pretty good musician who loves to play guitar. Thank you Pablo!

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Lourdes G. Jul 10, 2014
Guitar · In studio

Pablo is an excellent music teacher. He was puncture, well prepared, patient and had an excellent demeanor. He style is kind, thorough and stressed positive feedback. I would recommend him to both friends and family.

Debbie M. Jan 18, 2013

great experience

laid good foundation, made learning fun, he was inspiring, helpful with technique, is available for questions between lessons, communicates a love for the instrument

George R. Oct 27, 2012



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MichelleS1 Jul 10, 2012


Im learning a lot from Pablo. Couldn't ask for a better teacher. He's patient and knowledgeable. He knows how to go at the students pace.

JessicaB1 Mar 4, 2012

Pablo is knowledgable and very patient. He enjoys seeing the kids learn.

MyriamM Feb 1, 2012

Pablo is a Great Instructor, puts you at ease,very patient, really goes into detail and makes the learning experience a blast.

PatB Feb 6, 2011

Pat Bourdon

Pablo is well organized, knows the subject matter and is prepared for each session. He is patient and most agreeable and a fine teacher.

brandic Feb 26, 2010


pablo is very friendly always on time and make learning easy and fun. im glad i have him as my teacher.

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