"The sound of music that is born of human breath comes straighter from the soul than any sound the hand alone can make."-Anon.

Certified, Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute

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Voice lessons for teens and adults in McLean, Virginia


Peggy McNulty Voice Studio

Kristen is a very active member of Theatre McLean and has performed in many shows, including Seussical, Much Ado About Nothing, The Children’s Hour, and Volume of Smoke. She will also participate in their spring show, 9 to 5.

For the past three summers at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Kristen has honed her skills in musical theatre. She was named the recipient of Interlochen’s 2017 Joseph Maddy Summer Artist Award for Musical Theatre, a reflection of arts performance and citizenship. Just 22 of the 2,500 Interlochen campers receive this award, which requires endorsement of 75% of the camp’s voting faculty.

This fall, Kristen was thrilled to be part of Signature Theatre in the Schools’ drama, Smile Lines, sharing scenes with professional actress Nancy Robinette and performing as the main stage production at the Virginia Theatre Association Conference.

Not only is Kristen an outstanding actress and singer, she also has devoted substantial time to improving her craft in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and musical theatre dance.


Kristen, a junior at McLean High School, has studied voice with Peggy for four years and during this time she has participated in several recitals and workshops. 

Week of Feb. 5, 2018

Voice Lessons for 

College Credit​​​ at NOVA

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Click here to visit the Students' Vocal Achievements page for the 2018 VA NATS results >

The Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (VA NATS) Student Auditions event was held the weekend of Feb. 2-4, 2018, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. All of Peggy's participating college, high school, and adult students performed well, and many placed in their auditions. Peggy judged at least 40 young singers from other studios and heard some new selections. George Peachey (above, right, with Tracy and Kristen Waagner) was pianist. MORE PHOTOS HERE >

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.


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. 

Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Laureate 

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Feb. 15 - Feb. 20  |  March 27 - April 4


Sunday, March 18, 2pm, at McNulty Studio


Teens:  Sunday, May 20, Woman’s Club of Arlington

​​​Adults:  Sunday, June 3, 2018