Guitarist and Instructor
George Cowan started playing guitar when he was 10 years old. He began taking lessons at local music stores and studied with teachers such as John Smith and our very own, Lee Priddy!
As a teenager,George and a few friends formed their first band playing 90's rock as well as some original music under a few different names.
In 2004, George graduated from AACC with a few music credits, where he studied guitar with Rob Levit. He went on to study composition under Stewart S. Smith and Linda Dusman at UMBC and furthered his education with Rick Hannah and Tom Lagana. He played with the jazz ensemble under the direction of Lafayette Gilchrist and Matt Beltzer. George graduated from UMBC in 2007 with a BA in music.
In 2005, George took a job at Music and Arts Center and Bill's Music House as a private music instructor.
George has played with several Baltimore/Annapolis area bands, including, True Urban Rhythm Notion or the TURN (not currently performing), GoGo Mouth (a pop/top 40 cover band), and Cooper Watts and Cowan or CWC (blues and classic rock). George has been teaching at Priddy Music Academy since 2012.