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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.

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

"You were a wonderful addition to our adjudicator team. Thank you for jumping right in and making meaningful comments for our students."

–Reading Music Foundation

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

  • Reading Music Foundation

  • 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

  • Lonestar Guitar FEstival

  • 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. 


2024 Class Offering

Guitar Coaching for Individuals and Ensembles

Online and In-Person 

Guitar coaching for college students, adults and professionals.

Focus is classical guitar and proficiency in general guitar concepts is encouraged. Lessons incorporate history, theory and listening explorations, and session fee includes pre and post-lesson planning. 

Mindful Guitar Sessions

Online and in-person

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

Online and In-person

Workshops include an introduction to how mindfulness practices can benefit musicians, chair yoga and guided meditation. Offered in collaboration with Peace Circle Holistic Wellness. 

Artist Consultations

Online and in-person

Relaxed, collegial artist consulting sessions about goal setting, project planning, social media, grant writing, and other topics.

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:

Community Guitar Ensemble

Music Theory Classes

Please inquire at cmowbraymusic (@) outlook (dot) com

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