Lead Instructor, Private Voice
Ellie Lahm is originally from Minneapolis but has been a Pittsburgh girl for most of her life. Her career in performance started from the young age of 5 years old, singing, acting, and dancing in community theater productions and at Point Park University. She is proud to say that she was the first private voice student at KSMT, taking lessons from Chris and Alison Rose out of their home, and continuing as a conservatory student at the RLA.
Miss Ellie has a BSEd in Music Education with a concentration in vocal performance & pedagogy from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as well as minors in musical theater performance, special education, and piano. She will also be starting a masters degree in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy within the next year. During her time at IUP, Miss Ellie was in over 10 main stage productions between the music school and the theater school and was in over 60 other productions off main-stage.
Miss Ellie has been a private vocal coach for nine years and is currently the chorus and music teacher at Haine Middle School in Seneca Valley School District. She has also taught as a vocal music teacher in Mt. Lebanon, North Hills, Hempfield, and North Allegheny school districts.
In addition to her time as a music educator, Miss Ellie is a professional chorister in Voces Solis, a premier chamber choir of Pittsburgh. She sings in their Summer Singers ensemble as well as other VS choral groups commissioned regularly to sing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, and premier works by composers all over the Eastern United States. As a soloist, she has received awards including first place in the National Association for Teachers of Singers Competition (NATS) two years in a row in the musical theater category and second place soloist in the classical voice category.
She is passionate about bringing the arts to our community and is excited to tailor performance education for every individual based on their needs. “Let’s sing together!”