Leon Atkinson has been in love with the guitar since he was three. His schooling in the field includes classical guitar training from Cuban Albert Valdes Blain. He studied with guitar Maestro Andres Segovia in Spain before beginning his teaching career in classical guitar at the college level. He has played with Bud Powell and Mary Lou Williams. He taught Lenny Kravitz and Peter Croton among other accomplished musicians. He will be performing on two guitars; his traditional six string classical and his classical harp guitar that he co-designed with the Tone Devil Guitar Company.