Doris began playing violin at age 8. As a high school student, she studied flute and piano. Doris is a graduate from Northern Arizona University with a BA in Music Education. She went on to teach band and orchestra in the public school system for 31 years. She has over 30 years experience teaching privately. She has been a member of the Phoenix Little Theater Pit Orchestra, the Sun City Community Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and is currently a member of the Reno Pops Orchestra. Doris has been the Conductor of the Grand Canyon Community Choir and the Washoe County Junior Honor Orchestra. She has also been an educator for Washoe County School District Solo & Ensemble. Doris is currently on the Board of Directors for the Reno Pops Orchestra and is the Music Education Representative for Absolute Music. Her passion is for playing chamber music and string quartets. Doris teaches violin and viola for all ages.