Welcome to McNulty Studio

The Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Achievement Award in Voice competition was held on March 27 at The Woman's Club of Arlington. This event gives students experience in performing classical repertoire and in receiving constructive criticism from experienced voice teachers. Pictured below are McNulty Studio students who participated, and listed below are students who placed in their divisions. Congratulations!

Sunday, June 5, 6:45pm    Flier >
Woman's Club of Arlington  |  George Peachey, Pianist

Rehearsals with Mr. Peachey:
​  Tues., May 31 (after 6:45pm)

  Wed., June 1 (after 7:30pm)


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Week of April 18, 2022

Voice lessons for teens and adults in McLean, Virginia

STUDIO CLOSED:  June 17 - July 1, and
July 24 - August 1

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 McNulty Voice Studio


The Spring 2002 Teen Recital was held Sunday, May 15, at the Woman's Club of Arlington. George Peachey was pianist.

Website updated 5/23/22

Sophie is a sophomore at James Madison High School, where she sings in the Madison Select Choir. 

Sophie began lessons with Peggy in November, and since then she has been an excellent student. Sophie received “honors” in the Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing (VA NATS) High School Musical Theatre Division. She then progressed to the Mid-Atlantic NATS Division. Again, she received excellent comments!

Sophie participated in our student workshop held in March and will perform in the May 15 student recital. 
Sophie has studied guitar for two years and piano for three years. She also participates in Vienna’s youth league soccer program.

Her grandparents reside in France and Sophie has enjoyed singing several songs in French!


Div. 1 - Treble, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades

  • Aneesha Singh - 2nd place (10th grade, Langley High School)
  • Michaela Pearce - honors (10th grade, McLean High School)

Div. 2 - Treble, 11th and 12th grades

  • ​Catherine Knecht - 3rd place (10th grade), Langley HS)
  • Viha Chakrapani - honors (12th grade, James Madison High School)

Div. 3 - Tenor, Bass, Baritone, 8th - 12th grades

  • Daniel Petry - 1st place (11th grade, George C. Marshall High School)
  • Adi Gupta - 2nd place (10th grade, Langley High School)
  • Advai Govind - 3rd place (9th grade, James Madison High School

"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’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 ​