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 >


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

  August 12, 13, 14

  Tuesday, Sept. 2

FALL WORKSHOPS:  Sunday, Nov. 9

Saturday, Dec. 13
Woman's Club of Arlington


News of Note

Congratulations to these three students, who are involved in very interesting summer programs:  

Will Stockton will attend The Tanglewood Young Artists Vocal Program in Massachusetts. Will attends McLean H.S.

Nicole James is participating in the Washington Opera High School Institute Program. Nicole attends Potomac Falls High School.

Olivia Van Vranken is attending the Virginia State Governor’s School. Olivia attends Stafford High School.

Spring 2014 Adult Recital was held Friday, May 30, at the Woman's Club of Arlington. George Peachey was pianist. 

Peggy attended a performance of
Secret Garden at McLean High School, where Nancy Pruett played the part of Lily.  This was Nancy's last performance at McLean, where she has been very active in the drama and music departments.


Kathryn Bailey and Madeleine Chalk (graduating from Langley High School) will study music at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Jamie Joeyen-Waldorf and Vanessa Strahan (graduating from Langley High School) will attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Krista Opsahl-Ong (graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School) will attend Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Nancy Pruett (graduating from McLean High School) will study music at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. She received a music scholarship!

Kelsey Steffen (graduating from H.B. Woodlawn High School) will attend the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The 2014 Teen Spring Recitals were held on Sunday, May 18, at McLean Baptist Church. George Peachey was pianist. More photos here >


Student of the Week

Student of the Week will return in the fall.

View 2013-14 Students of the Week here >

Updated 8/3/2014