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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.

​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.

Maisie is a sophomore at Chantilly High School, where she sings in their choir. She began online voice lessons with Peggy in fall 2020 and participated in the December recital. She also entered the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) spring high school auditions. She was selected to participate in All-District Choir.

Maisie has been studying classical singing and piano since the age of 8 in Beijing, China. When she was 11, she returned to the United States and since then she has continued her piano studies and she has completed ABRSM exams (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music). She is anxious to begin “live” music instruction and to meet her fellow singers at Chantilly High School!

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Week of March 1, 2021

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

  Woman's Club of Arlington

Congratulations to the following students who received honors at the Virginia chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (VANATS) 2001 Student Auditions. You are all winners to me!!!

  • Tracy Waagner, senior at McLean High School, received honors in the 11th/12th grade high school Female Classical Division
  • Annesha Singh and Victoria Wang received honors in the 9th and 10th grade Female Classical Division
  • Angraj Singh received honors in the college freshman Male Classical Division

Congratulations to the following students who auditioned for an were selected to participate in 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

Maggie Worden and Leland Hao were also selected for VMEA Senior Honors Choir
Chantilly High School
  Maisie Wang, Sophomore, Soprano 1
James Madison High School
  Viha Chakrapani, Junior, Soprano 1

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 ​

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.

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!


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