Peggy McNulty   Voice lessons for teens and adults in Northern Virginia


Peggy McNulty Voice Studio
703-356-3219
E-mail:  peggy.mcnulty@verizon.net
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 >

 

Studio Reminders

Please bring empty new CDR discs to your lessons.  

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

          

On the Calendar


Spring Workshops at McNulty Studio
Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring Recitals:  June 14, 2015

 

News of Note



 Congratulations to Nikole James, my very talented student, who won first place in the Music Teachers National Association's (MTNA) high school voice competition. Nikole represented Virginia in the Southern Division auditions. The event was held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, on January 16, 2015.



CONGRATULATIONS to my students who auditioned and were selected for VMEA honors and all-district choirs!

VMEA SENIOR HONORS CHOIR
Ali Burk, Senior, Langley High School 

DISTRICT XII CHOIR
Ali Burk, Senior, Langley High School
Mary Margaret Chalk, Sophomore, Langley High School
Trevor Goldhush, Junior, Langley High School
Julia Isacson, Senior, Langley High School
Samantha Kelly, Freshman, Langley High School
Natalie Koppier, Junior, Langley High School
David Liu, Senior, Oakton High School
Camila Maric, Sophomore, Langley High School
Sophia Rogers, Sophomore, Langley High School
Shelby Rose, Freshman, McLean High School
Ashley Sova, Senior, George C. Marshall High School
Will Stockton, Senior, McLean High School

DISTRICT XVI CHOIR
Nikole James, Senior, Potomac Falls, Loudoun County

DISTRICT XI CHOIR
Ava Plante, Freshman, Paul VI High School

 

Student of the Week

KRISTEN WAAGNER
January 12, 2015


Kristen is an eighth grader who is very involved in the performing arts. She began studying voice regularly with Peggy last year. She has been in the cast of several school shows, including “A Little Princess” (Miss Amelia) and “Kilroy Was Here” (Ms. King). 

She plays the bassoon in her school’s symphonic band. She is a competition company dancer who earned first place awards for her tap solos at Starpower, Star Systems, and Encore DCS. Her favorite dance styles are tap, ballet, and lyrical. She enjoyed singing with Choralis Cantus Youth Chorus, especially in their performances of “Carmina Burana” and Bernstein”s Mass.

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

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Updated 1/20/2015