Peggy McNulty   Voice lessons for teens and adults in Northern Virginia

Peggy McNulty Voice Studio
Studio address:
1209 Stable Gate Court, McLean, Virginia


"The sound of music that is born of human breath comes straighter from the soul than any sound the hand alone can make." -Anon.


Peggy McNulty believes that the total body is the instrument of the voice. She has taught voice for over 30 years. She offers private voice lessons in her McLean, Virginia, studio. 

Peggy teaches teens and adults. Her teaching schedule includes teens representing 10 different high schools! Instruction is tailored to meet each student’s needs and interests. Because music is meant to be shared, students are encouraged to participate in regularly scheduled workshops and recitals.

Peggy’s personal joy in singing and her commitment to teaching have stimulated her students to participate in musical activities in their communities. Several current students are participating in church and school choirs, and also are performing roles in school and community theater. Peggy’s former students maintain contact with her and share their delight in singing as they continue to study and perform.

Peggy herself continues to study and give performances. She has sought out private instruction for herself. She has 30 years of voice study under the direction of well-known musicians and teachers, including Marianna Busching, Gillian Cookson, Todd Duncan, George Gibson, Dr. James McDonald, Martha Randall, Jennie Tourel, and Jane White.

Peggy is an active participant in voice-related professional conferences and meetings in the United States.

NVMTA Laureate

In May 2011, Peggy McNulty was awarded the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Laureate designation because of her longtime dedication and service to NVMTA. This is a distinguished award recently voted on by the membership.

Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute

Peggy recently became certified in Level II of Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute. The class was held from July 19 to 21, 2011, at Shenandoah Conservatory, and the instructor was Jeannette LoVetri. The Institute was created to meet the demand for vocal training grounded in voice science, voice medicine, and tested methods of CCM pedagogy. Learn more ...

Voice Lessons for College Credit

Peggy McNulty is now on the adjunct faculty at Northern Virginia Community College. Students can receive credit for voice lessons. Lessons must be given in her McLean studio. Contact Peggy for details.


Peggy McNulty Featured in "First Person Singular"

I knew I could sing when I was 12. I could just feel it, in my body, in my throat, everywhere. ...

Peggy was featured in the February 6, 2011, Washington Post Magazine column, "First Person Singular." She was interviewed by Amanda Long.

Click here to read the article online >

Read the Feb. 10 Washington Post Opinion piece here >



On the Calendar

FALL WORKSHOPS:  Sunday, Nov. 9
    Teens:  Starting at 1:30 pm and 2:45 pm
    Adults:  Starting at 4:30 pm
    Fee:  $15

WINTER 2014 RECITALS:  Saturday, Dec. 13
Woman's Club of Arlington


Student of the Week

October 20, 2014

Ashley is a senior at George C. Marshall High School, where she sings in the Statesmen Singers. This very busy student also is involved in the technical crew and in costume design for her school’s theatre program.

 Ashley has studied voice with Peggy for over two years and during this time she has participated in many studio activities, including student workshops, recitals and performances at retirement homes. She has been a very dependable and hard working student!! She has traveled to NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing Auditions) at James Madison University in the spring of 2013, where she received “honors” in the High School Musical Theatre Division. This past March she participated in the auditions held at Shenandoah University.

 Ashley has been chairperson of the school’s creative arts festival, a big fundraiser for the literary magazine. She is also a member of GSA and the Harry Potter Club. As if she isn’t busy enough, Ashley is also president of the Marshall “It’s Academic” team, and she teaches CCF class on the weekends.

This very focused young student intends to study psychology and high school education in college. It’s only mid-October and all her college applications are complete!!

We wish her much success in her future musical endeavors!!

Previous 2014-15 Students of the Week >
Previous 2013-14 Students of the Week >


News of Note

Several adult and teen students performed for residents at Tall Oaks Assisted Living in August. George Peachey was pianist.


Studio Reminders

Please bring empty new CDR discs to your lessons.  

Please drive carefully in the neighborhood. Children will be playing outside.

Updated 10/23/2014