Lauren is a senior at South Lakes High School in Reston, where she has been a very active participant in all their theatrical events. 

NVMTA Vocal Achievements Results

The Vocal Achievements event of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) was held Saturday, April 21, at the Woman's Center of Arlington. Congratulations to all teen and adult students who participated in the event. Results are as follows:
Division 1 (8th, 9th, 10th Graders)

  • Cynthia Hu, 2nd place (sophomore, Thomas Jefferson High School)

Division 2 (11th and 12th Graders)

  • Tracy Waagner, Honorable Mention (freshman, McLean High School)

Division 3 (18 and above)

  • Marcia Espenshied, 1st place 
  • Alena Smith, 2nd place
  • Kathryn MacKensen, Honorable Mention

Certified, Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute

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Voice lessons for teens and adults in McLean, Virginia

Last spring she performed in their production of Beauty and the Beast, and currently she is rehearsing for their upcoming performance of Phantom of the Opera.

Lauren has studied voice with Peggy for over two years and during this time she has performed at several student workshops and recitals. She also sang for the resident of The Virginian Retirement Community last summer.



  • Teens:  Sunday, May 20, Woman’s Club of Arlington
  • ​​​Adults:  Sunday, June 3, 2018

Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Laureate 

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Peggy McNulty Voice Studio


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. 

Week of March 12, 2018

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

Top: Peggy with Cynthia Hu (left) and Megan Vandre (right). Bottom: Peggy with Cynthia Hu (left) and Tracy Waagner (right).

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.