"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.
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On the Calendar
February 26 and 27
March 30 - April 3 (Spring Break)
Spring Workshops at McNulty Studio
Sunday, March 15
Teens: 2 pm and 3:15 pm
Adults: 4:30 pm
Fee is $15. George Peachey is pianist.
Spring Recitals Teens: Sunday, May 17, McLean Baptist Church
Adults: Sunday, June 14
Student of the Week
February 9, 2015
This is Nova’s third year of studying voice with Peggy. As an eighth grader, she placed first in the beginning high school division of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Voice Competition. Nova has sung in many student workshops, recitals, and NATS Auditions. Last spring she received honors at the NATS State and Mid Atlantic Regional Auditions.
Nova is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School, where she sings in the show choir. Last spring she performed the role of Ms. Pennywise in the school’s production of “Urinetown.” She is also active in the Relay for Life program.
Nova hopes to study computer programming in college. We wish her much success in her future musical endeavors!!
Allie Graham, senior at Potomac High School, performed in their Feb. 20 and 22 production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."
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