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 Offerings
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.
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.