Piano, Music Theory, Conducting, Musicology
Case Western Reserve University - Bachelor of Arts
Cleveland Institute of Music - Music Theory
David Battis has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in psychology and a minor in music from Case Western Reserve University, a baccalaurate equivalent in computer science from IBM Technical Education and a Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law.
Mr. Battis was a piano student of David Sokoloff, classical pianist and conductor. While at Case Western Reserve University, David was concurrently a music theory major at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where one of his instructors was conductor James Levine, the world renowned music director of the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Mr. Battis was the pianist at the Nordstrom Dulles Town Center for a year and a half. He has played for events at the Frederick Douglass Museum in Washington, D.C., at the Lyceum in Alexandria, VA, the French Embassy, Grace Covenant Church, the Waterford at Fair Oaks, the Capitol Hill Club, the Washington Dulles Hilton, the Heritage Hunt Country Club in Gainesville, VA, the Regency at Dominion Valley, Art Space in Herndon, VA, and the Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, VA, as well as several other events in private venues. He played for the General Dynamics christmas party at the Marriott Westfield for several years and has also played at the Electric Palm Restaurant on the waterfront at Occoquan, VA.
He has been a performing pianist, piano teacher, and piano sales consultant in the northern Virginia area for over twenty five years and is adept at employing varied methods of instruction to ensure student comprehension. Mr. Battis enjoys building strong relationships with his students.