Santa Fe Guitar Academy

About the teacher

Roberto Capocchi

Award-winning Brazilian guitarist Roberto Capocchi is recognized as a deeply insightful artist with a rich tone and fluid technique. He has performed in all the major venues in Santa Fe: the Lensic Theater, Santa Fe Opera, James A. Little Theater, GiG Performance Space, Saint Francis Auditorium, and more.


Mr. Capocchi is on faculty at New Mexico Highlands University and United World College. He is artist-in-residence at Adams State University, where he is also often a guest lecturer in the music business program.


His students have won prizes at the Columbus State University Guitar Competition, Souza Lima Competition, Mishler Scholarship, Tucson Jazz Society Award, Santa Fe ProMusica Young Concert Artist, Colorado All State Jazz Band, New Mexico All State Guitar Ensemble, New Mexico All State Jazz Band, and Shaefer Guitar Competition. They also have been awarded scholarships at the Berklee College of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Volterra Project in Italy, University of Northern Colorado, North Carolina School for the Arts, University of Arizona, Killington Music Festival, University of New Mexico, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and New Mexico Highlands University.


He holds graduate degrees in Music Performance and Theory from the University of Arizona, has extensive training in Brazilian jazz, and to this day he seeks insights and coaching by some of the worlds leading guitar players, such as David Russell, Sergio and Odair Assad, and Jorge Caballero.


He is represented locally by Absolute Entertainment and nationally by Price, Rubin & Partners.


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