Chris Leva
Pronouns: he/him/his
Instruments: Guitar
Styles: Roots Music


I’ve been a player of many styles and have performed with musicians as diverse as Leftover Salmon and Kemasi Washington. I’ve been teaching since the mid-90s – I love learning music for students’ requests. I enjoy teaching the art of ensemble and cultivating and exploiting one’s individual musical voice.


I’ve gotten to remaster old records by Skip James, Blind Blake, Charlie Patton, Sam Mills, and many of my favorite, legendary musicians.
“Chris makes the lessons really fun and at the perfect pace.” "Chris is a gentle genius. Loving, sensitive, patient, kind, and so skilled as a teacher."

Two Locations:

Venue and Downtown Class Studios:

221 Water St E
Charlottesville, VA 22902





Dale Ave Location:

508 Dale Avenue,
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Right behind Bodos Bagels on Preston!

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