Renowned indie-pop singer-song writer Ingrid Michaelson was born in 1979, in Staten Island, New York. New York-based Michaelson’s parents were both artists. Her father Carl Michaelson was composer and her mother Elizabeth Egbert was a distinguished sculptor, she also held the position of Executive Director at Staten Island Museum.
At the nascent age of five she started learning piano and attending music school named “Third Street” at Manhattan for two years. Later Ingrid Michaelson went to the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island named Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute to learn music. She met there a singing coach Elizabeth McCullough, Elizabeth McCullough helped young Ingrid refine her musicals skills throughout her high school. She graduated from Staten Island Technical High School and further pursued theater from Binghamton University.