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.
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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.
"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 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.
Welcome to McNulty Studio
Viha has studied voice with Peggy for over two years, and during this time she has participated in several voice recitals and workshops. She competed in both the Virginia chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (VA NATS) auditions and in the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Musical Theatre Competition, in which this past month she placed second in the senior high school division. Last summer she also competed in the virtual style Schmidt Vocal Arts competition.
Besides her musical interests, Viha competes for the Madison varsity tennis team, and she is president and co-founder of her school’s Girls Who Code Club. She is also vice president of Madison’s Chemistry Club, and she is active in Girl Scouts of America, where she is soon to receive the Gold Award. In what spare time she has, Viha tutors elementary and middle school students in mathematics.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
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 Nov. 23, 2020
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.
Viha is a junior at James Madison High School in Vienna, Va., where she has been very active in their choral department. This year she is a member of the prestigious Madison Madrigals, and she is hoping that next year she will be able to sing in “live” performances with this select group of singers.
Sophia Rader, eighth grader at Kilmer Middle School, enjoys an outside lesson with Peggy on a gorgeous fall day!
Peggy McNulty Voice Studio
ON THE CALENDAR
BACKYARD SUMMER MUSICALE
AT McNULTY STUDIO
Teen and adult students sang in socially distanced performances in Peggy's backyard on Sunday, Aug. 30. Accompaniment was provided on an electronic keyboard by pianist Gillian Cookson.
WINTER AND SPRING RECITALS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED
WINTER 2020 TEEN, ADULT OUTDOOR RECITALS
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 - Teens 1pm
McLean Central Park Gazebo
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean VA 22102
SUBJECT TO WEATHER; will reschedule if necessary
SPRING 2021 RECITALS
Teens: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Adults: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Woman's Club of Arlington
Voice lessons for teens and adults in McLean, Virginia