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Dr. Candice Mowbray has been a dedicated teacher for more than 20 years at numerous colleges and schools of music including Shenandoah Conservatory (2007-2017), Frederick Community College (2005-2015), Hagerstown Community College (2004-2020), and Shepherd University (2020-2022). Dr. Mowbray now shares her knowledge and experience through a limited number of private lessons and classes, and as a guest clinician and arts consultant.


2024 Class Offering



Guitar Coaching for Individuals and Ensembles

Online and In-Person 

Great for independent and advanced students, and fellow professionals. Only 2-3 hours are offered per week. 

Mindful Guitar Sessions

Online and in-person

30-minute structured sessions that integrate meditation and mindfulness practices with guitar coaching to promote joy and creativity with the instrument while possibly reducing music anxieties. Available for beginning or advanced students. 

A Musician's Meditation and Chair Yoga


A monthly offering that includes an introduction to mindfulness practices, chair yoga and guided meditation. Held in collaboration with Peace Circle Holistic Wellness.

Coffees with Candice

Online and in-person

Relaxed, collegial consulting sessions about goal setting, social media, grant writing, and other topics for fellow artists.


Coffee with Creatives


Group meetings for creatives of all disciplines to commune and consult. Hosted with Michael DeLalla of Falling Mountain Music. 


Future Offerings Being Planned:

Women's Guitar Circle. Online and In-person.

Guitar Ensemble

Beginning Music Theory for Adult Music Enthusiasts


To schedule a session, please email cmowbraymusic (@) outlook (dot) com

Guest Teaching and Adjudication

Thank you so much for being such an integral part of our festival. Your presentation was fantastic and one of my students...said that he wants to play some of the music that you shared with us... mission accomplished! Your passion is contagious!” 


–Dr. Kevin Vigil, Loudoun County Public Schools

Dr. Mowbray has been a guest artist and adjudicator for numerous events where she has presented workshops on music fundamentals, technique, mindfulness, performance, and music history in addition to giving masterclasses, directing guitar orchestras, and offering thoughtful, positive, and constructive feedback to participants in youth and professional competitions. Organizations with whom she has been a guest include:

  • Guitar Foundation of America

  • Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition

  • Southern Guitar Festival and Competition

  • Virginia Music Educators Association

  • Mid-Atlantic Guitar Ensemble Festival

  • Northern Virginia Public Schools

  • Washington County Public Schools

  • Performing and Visual Arts Northwest (PAVAN)

  • TESS Guitar Festival

  • Aguado Guitar Competition

  • Marlin-Engel Solo Competition at the Levine School of Music

  • Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy 

  • Shields Music Scholarship Awards 

For more information about workshops, coaching or adjudication for your organization or festival, please contact cmowbraymusic (at) outlook (dot) com. 

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