Bachelor of Science Vocal performance and Music Education, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1957. MHDL, University North Carolina, Charlotte, 1981.
Music specialist Orff Schulwerk master classes levels I, II and II Charlotte City School, 1957—1958. Elementary music specialist Charlotte-Mecklenburg School, 1975—1980. Development director WFAE Public Radio, University North Carolina, 1980—1981.
Elementary general music specialist Charlotte-Mecklenburg School, 1981—2001. Church choirs, childrens choir various organization. Conference presenter various workshops.
Precinct chair Democratic Party, Charlotte, 1970. Member, arts chair Junior Women's league, 1965—1972. Board member Friends of the Arts Davidson College Foundation, Davidson, 1989—1991, Friends of Music Queens University, Charlotte, since 1994, Golden Circuit Theatre, Charlotte, 1978—1982.
President of auxiliary Theatre Charlotte, 1974—1975. Member of American Orff Schulwerk Association (Piedmont chapter secretary, vice president 1982, 1983, 2001, president 1984, national advisory board 1984), Music Educators National Conference, North Carolina Music Education Association (board chair elementary section 1994).
Married William Raymond Tobias, August 16, 1957 (deceased November 25, 1994). Children: William Raymond Junior, Dorothy Burton Tobias Yeley, Lawerence Hodge.