Mr. David Battis has been a performing pianist, piano teacher, and piano sales consultant in the Northern Virginia area for over twenty years. Growing up in Philadelphia, David was a piano student of David Sokoloff. 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. David has been affiliated with the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association, Virginia Music Teachers Association, and the National Music Teachers Association. David also has twenty-five years teaching experience for various private schools, at all grade levels. In this setting, he performed curriculum development and was an assistant educational director. David is adept at employing varied methods of explanation to ensure student comprehension. He enjoys building strong relationships with his students and tries to convey to them his passion and love for music. Previously, David was on the teaching staffs at Alter Ego Music in Herndon, VA and Contemporary Music Center in Chantilly, VA, as well as being a piano consultant with Oren Music Pianos. David currently teaches at The Music Loft in Herndon, VA. David has a B.A. Degree (major in psychology, minor in music) from CWRU, a Baccalaureate equivalency in computer science from IBM Technical Education, as well as a J.D. Degree from Mason Law.
Mr. Battis was a Nordstrom 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, and the Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, VA, as well as several other events in private venues. Mr. Battis played for the General Dynamics Xmas party at the Marriott Westfield for several years and has also played at the Electric Palm Restaurant on the waterfront at Occoquan, VA.