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

SPRING RECITALS - Sunday, May 16

McLean Central Park Pavilion
  Teens: 12:30pm, 2:15pm

  Adults:  4:30pm

George Peachey will accompany on piano.

Please bring a chair and wear a mask.

Welcome to McNulty 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, 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. 

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.


CLICK HERE FOR PEGGY'S COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY and to learn more about

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


Miranda participated in the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Musical Theatre Competition in the fall of 2020. She made an excellent video of a monologue and musical theatre song performance!

In performances with AFYP (Acting for Young People), this young singer has performed as Timon in The Lion King and as Fiona in Shrek The Musical. Before the pandemic, she was set to perform in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with McLean Theatre.

Miranda is a member of the International Thespian Society. 

MIRANDA SIMPSON
Week of May 10, 2021

SPRING 2021 WORKSHOPS

Teen and adult workshops were held on Sunday, March 21, in the McNulty Studio backyard. George Peachey was pianist for this socially distanced event.

NATS MID-ATLANTIC

Congratulations to Tracy Waagner for receiving third place in the NATS Mid-Atlantic Regional competition. Tracy, a senior at McLean High School, competed against students from Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, and North Carolina.

STUDIO CLOSED
Memorial Day Weekend (Sat., May 29 - Mon., May 31)  
June 19 - June 28
July 18 - July 23

ON THE CALENDAR

NVMTA RESULTS
The Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Voice Competition, Classical Division, was held virtually on April 17. Congratulations to the following:
Division I (grades 6-8)

  • Victoria Wang (sophomore, Thomas Jefferson High School) - Honorable Mention

Division III (over 18)

  • Emily Frye - First Place
  • Kathryn Ralston-Slott - Second Place
  • Hajime Rojas - Honorable Mention

Website updated 5/11/21

Voice lessons for teens and adults in McLean, Virginia

​​​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!

Miranda is a sophomore at McLean High School, where she is very involved in McLean theatre performances. She has studied voice with Peggy for almost two years. She never missed a week of lessons during the pandemic, and she performed in the December 2020 outdoor recital. She will sing on May 16 at the McLean park recital. 

Peggy McNulty Voice Studio

2021 HONORS CHOIRS RESULTS
Congratulations to the following students who auditioned for and were selected to participate in honors choirs for the 2020-2021 academic year.


ALL-STATE CHOIR

Langley High School
  Maggie Worden, senior, Alto 2
  Leland Hao, senior, Tenor 2 (alternate)
James Madison High School
  Viha Chakrapani, junior, Soprano 2 (alternate)


ALL-DISTRICT CHOIR
Langley High School
  Maggie Worden, Senior, First Alto
  Leland Hao, Senior, Tenor 2
  Catherine Knecht, Sophomore, Soprano 1
  Malvina Singh, Sophomore, Soprano 1
Chantilly High School
  Maisie Wang, Sophomore, Soprano 1
James Madison High School
  Viha Chakrapani, Junior, Soprano 1


VMEA SENIOR HONORS CHOIR

Langley High School

  Maggie Worden 

  Leland Hao