Congratulations to Tracy Waagner, senior at McLean High School, who won the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Virginia statewide competition. She will represent Virginia in the Division Finals of the MTNA Southern Division Senior Vocal Competition.
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Congratulations to Viha Chakrapani, junior at James Madison High School, who placed second in the NVMTA Musical Theatre Competition in October.

Welcome to McNulty Studio

Voice lessons for teens and adults in McLean, Virginia

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, VA, 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. 

​​McNulty Studio is open for ONLINE lessons and limited IN-STUDIO and OUTDOOR lessons. Contact Peggy by email or phone to schedule and set up your voice lessons.


​​Stay well, and keep singing!

Week of Jan. 11, 2021

Jayden Lee is a 13-year-old 8th grader at Cooper Middle School. He began lessons with Peggy in the 7th grade and has participated in two outdoor voice recitals since then.

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.


  • Voice Lessons for College Credit​​​ at NOVA
  • Certified, Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute
  • Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Laureate ​

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

He is passionate about musical theatre and at one point had aspirations of being on Broadway! He loves to play the flute and is seriously considering a career as a flautist. 

In the fall of 2020, Jayden participated in the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Musical Theatre Competition, where he received “honors.” 

His family quips that living with Jayden is like living with a radio “you can’t turn off”! He is either playing the flute or listening to someone play the flute, or he is either singing or listening to someone sing. In his spare time, Jayden enjoys playing chess and video gaming with his friends—all the while singing out loud.

Former student Joe Dooley, who graduated last spring from Langley High School and studied with Peggy for many years, has been chosen to be a member of the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club. At Langley he was a member of the select Madrigals. The prestigious Men’s Glee Club has been at the University of Michigan since 1859 and is the second oldest such group in the United States.

SPRING 2021 RECITALS (tentative)
  Teens: Sunday, May 16, 2021 
  Adults: Sunday, June 13, 2021

  Woman's Club of Arlington


​On Saturday, Dec. 5, 28 teen and adult students sang in three socially distanced recitals at the gazebo at McLean Community Park. The weather was wintry, but there was no rain! Accompaniment was provided on an electronic keyboard by pianist George Peachey.


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