"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.
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.
MAY 30: Adult Spring Recital, Woman’s Club of Arlington
Student of the Week
March 3, 2014
Madeleine, who is a senior at Langley High School, intends to study voice in college. She has been a student of Peggy’s for three years and has sung in many student workshops and recitals.
In November, Madeleine starred as Jo in the Langley H.S. production of Little Women and in early April, she will play a major role in her school’s production of The Children’s Hour.
Madeleine has been a very active member of Langley High School’s choral program. She is a madrigal singer, and has not only been selected for Virginia’s All State Choir, but also this past fall she was chosen to be in the VMEA Senior Honors Choir.
For the past two years, this young soprano has received honors at the Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Auditions.
Virginia NATS auditions were held at Shenandoah University last weekend. Nova Zhang, who sang in the Advanced Freshman/Sophomore female High School Category, received “honors” as did Madeleine Chalk and Nikole James in the Advanced Junior/Senior Female High School Category. Congratulations to all who participated!
The clinician, Dr. Louise Toppin, gave two excellent master classes. Nikole James was one of the singers.
Comment sheets will be sent to me this week. Next year’s auditions will be held at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.
The Winter 2013 Recitals were held Sunday, Dec. 15, at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, Va., with George Peachey, pianist. Many thanks to the students and families for performing in and attending these rescheduled recitals. More photos here >
Please bring empty new CDR discs to your lessons.
Please drive carefully in the neighborhood. Children will be playing outside.