Polly Baldridge Voice Studio

Offering artist-centered. customized voice sessions that celebrate YOUR voice, artistry, and the gifts YOU bring to the world

Maybe it is a place for you?!

Are you a Youth or Adult , working to understand your voice and artistry and why it matters? 

It does matter, and it matters greatly. Those gifts of yours and your impulse or desire to share them aren't an accident. You are designed for it - and when you honor that little voice inside that says, "Sing out loud, sing out strong," you bring joy and meaning to the world around you. It matters!!! The world needs to hear and know YOUR VOICE, YOUR ARTISTRY, YOUR HEART! 

If you need a place to experiment and figure out small or major details about your voice and artistry before you go public with them, let's talk! I know a lot about the voice and singing, and I'd love to learn more about you and your goals and how I might work with you to meet them.   

Interested students may complete the information below. A gratis 15-minute phone consultation will be scheduled to discuss artist goals and review studio philosophy.  


  • In-Person (Studio in Damascus, MD) and/or Virtual Sessions (Zoom)
  • Full-Time and Part-Time Studio Memberships, Trial Sessions, Drop-Ins
  • 30, 45, or 60 minute sessions  
  • Daytime appointments year round, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, some evening appointments
  • Artists singing in all styles and genres are welcome
  • Repertoire selection is guided by artist 
  • Points of artist interest and curiosity guide singing and learning
  • Artists establish regular vocalizing and practice patterns based on their preferences and goals

STUDIO POLICIES - review for more information!

Sessions may include

Vocal warm-ups and cool downs

Specialized technical exercises

Breathing and body awareness 

Music history and theory

Voice health and habilitation

Song interpretation

Intonation and timbre of voice

Language/dialect pronunciation/diction

Style analysis and guided listening

Character and scene work

Voice anatomy and physiology 

Mixing/blending registers

Head Voice/Chest Voice/Mix/Belt

Voice experimentation 

Voice habilitation and health

Mind/body/gesture exercises

Practice routine development

Visual and audio feedback

Microphone technique

Singing and self- accompanying

Music Production


Creativity Coaching

Voice Improvisation

Performance preparation 

Audition preparation

Giving Voice Project 

  • Studio Artists are encouraged to enroll and participate in a variety of group and community learning and performance opportunities offered by Polly Baldridge during the year under the banner of Giving Voice Project  

  • Separate registration and fees are required for these special opportunities to cover things like curriculum development, accompanist fees, building rentals, supplies, etc., and the cost for each opportunity will be publicized with the event details - members of Polly Baldridge Voice Studio receive a special rate


  • DMA candidate, Voice Pedagogy, Shenandoah University (2023 expected)
  • MM, University of Maryland, Voice Performance/Choral Conducting
  • BA, Voice Performance/English, West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Shenandoah University
  • Total Singer Workshop, Lisa Popeil’s Voiceworks 
  • Bel Canto Can Belto Workshops, Mary Saunders Barton
  • Richard Crittenden Opera Workshop
  • Oberlin University, Institute of Vocal Performance Pedagogy 
  • Voice teachers: Alison Crockett, David Meyer, George Gibson, Martha Ellison, Martha Randall, Kathryn Green
  • Voice coaches: Lester Green, Charlie Riecker, Granberry Wilson 

Artists in Action: So excited for these current and former clients!

Vanshikah Shah https://youtu.be/Sk3kUZN0NZ4

Ashlynne Pillai https://youtu.be/SdW-q0BGSMs

Abigail Weinel  https://abigailweinel.weebly.com/

Laura Searles https://laurasearles.weebly.com/

Maanav Goyal https://maanavagoyal.wixsite.com/home 

Lauren Greenlees https://www.laurengreenlees.com/

Based in Damascus, Maryland