Seetoh Poh Lam started learning liuqin and ruan at a tender age of 13 under the tutelage of Koh Kim Wah, veteran ruan musician in the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
To date, he has won the Merit prize in the 1991 National Music Competition, the 3rd Prize in the 1992 National Chinese Instrumental Solo Competition, and many more. In 1994, Seetoh advanced his technique and knowledge of liuqin performance under the mentorship of Wang Hongyi, a renowned liuqin performer and lecturer of Tianjin Conservatory of Music in China.
In 2000, he joined the Balalaika and Domra Association of America where he learned the Mandolin and the Russian Domra from renowned performer and educator Maestro Alexandra Tsygankov and Maestro Tamara Volskaya in workshops and conventions held in the United States. In 2002, Seetoh Poh Lam joined the Chinese Folk Orchestra Music Association based in Beijing.
He has performed in China, Hungary, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and the United States and has appeared in recordings and interviews by local media stations and newspapers.