Dr Tavis is the current Head of Western Music at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) and teaches aural skills, practice techniques, performance anxiety, harmony, history of western music and music pedagogy. His PhD Thesis was entitled, "Sound in Sight: An autoethnographic case study of teaching and learning western music theory"; which led to the publication, "On the Geometric Realisation of Equal Tempered Music". His research interest focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to music teacher education.
- Monash University 2015 – Doctor of Philosophy (Higher Education – Teacher Education)
- Music teaching and learning across cultures: a phenomenological perspective, Pedagogy of the East and West, 6th International Psychology Congress, Eastern and Western Psychology: Singularity, Diversity and Integration, International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), 3-6th October 2018.
- Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Harmony. Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha: International Conference on Music and Dance 2020 (ISS:ICMD 2020) Jan 3-5, 2019.
- Invited Talk: On the Geometric Realisation of Equal Tempered Music, International Conference on Discrete Mathematics (ICDM 2019), 15th Annual Conference of the Academy of Discrete Mathematics and Applications (ADMA) 8-10th June 2019.
- Learner-centred Administration and Research in Music Education, Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong 6-9th July 2019.
- Music as a Lens for Interpreting Experience. Webinar: Music Education’s Role as Cross-Cultural Communication throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, June 28, 2020.
- Aligning Ethical Outcomes Across Curricula Levels. Institutional-level Training Program, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), 8th December 2020.
- Organising Committee Member: Aesthetica 2021 Virtual International Conference on Reimagining the Arts and the Artists, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore, India, 25-29th January 2021.