"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.
Student Vocal Accomplishments - Academic Year 2015-16
VMEA ALL-STATE AND ALL-DISTRICT CHOIRS
VMEA Senior Honors Choir
Trevor Goldhush - Tenor 2 - Langley High School Senior
Langley High School
Sophie Rogers - 1st soprano
Trevor Goldhush - 2nd tenor
Camila Maric - 2nd Soprano
Ashby Florence - 2nd Soprano
Danbi So - 2nd Soprano
Madison High School
Ryann Farhadi - 1st bass
Washington and Lee High School
Ariah Tucci - 1st Soprano
Paul VI High School
Ava Plante - 1st Soprano
ALL-STATE CHOIR SELECTEES
On the Calendar
SPRING 2016 WORKSHOPS
Sunday, March 13, at McNulty Studio
SPRING 2016 RECITALS Teens - May 21, 2016, 2 pm, McLean Baptist Church
Adults - June 12, 2016, 7 pm, Woman’s Club of Arlington
Student of the Week
January 25, 2016
Ava has studied voice with Peggy for over two years. She is a sophomore at Paul VI High School where she was recently selected to sing with their chamber singers. She was the first prize winner for the fine arts scholarship in voice.
For many years, Ava studied dance with the Ravel Dance Studio in Reston. She has recently decided to, instead, focus on her singing. She is working with the Lopez Studios and was chosen to play the part of Madame del la Grande Bouche in their upcoming performance of Beauty and the Beast.
This weekend she will audition for Broadway Artists Alliance Summer Program. This is a New York summer camp. Ava will also participate in the March 2016 Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing (VANATS) conference at George Mason University.
We wish her much success in her future musical endeavors!!
Peggy with legendary soprano Renee Fleming at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 16, 2015. Ms. Fleming performed in "Higher: Renee Fleming and Patricia Barber Perform the Music of Patricia Barber," a program of songs written by American jazz artist Barber.
WINTER RECITALS - DEC. 12, 2015
The Teen and Adult Winter 2015 Recitals were held last Saturday at the Woman's Club of Arlington. George Peachey was accompanist. All of the singers did a great job! Larger photos here >
FALL 2015 STUDENT WORKSHOPS
The Fall 2015 Student Workshops were held Sunday, November 1, at McNulty Studio. Two teen programs (top and center photos) and one adult program (bottom) were performed. George Peachey was pianist.
A group of Peggy's teen and adult students performed at The Virginian Retirement Community in Fairfax on September 3. George Peachey was pianist.
Please bring empty new CDR discs to your lessons.
Please drive carefully in the neighborhood. Children will be playing outside.