McVay is a member of the American College of Musicians/Piano Guild.
her career, she has served as an active member of the Music Teachers
National Association, the Philadelphia Music Teachers Association
and the Northern Delaware Valley Chapter of M.T.A.
She has served on the Executive Boards of these organizations
as program chair, vice president and performance festival coordinator.
She has studied the innovative work of Dorothy Taubman, the founder
of the Taubman Institute. The Taubman technique simultaeously promotes
relaxation and musicality while preventing hand injuries common
older teaching disciplines.