Rachel Lipson

Member Since 2018

Rachel Lipson

Founder & CEO

Blue Balloon Songwriting for Small People

New York City Area

Rachel started out as a guitarist and songwriter working as a preschool teacher at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights. and organically grew Blue Balloon from the ground up. What began as a one woman music “school” in Rachel’s one room studio apartment, has grown into what Blue Balloon is today: a network of 60+ amazing and talented independent teachers, teaching over 400 students a week on many different instruments in NYC, The Hamptons and Nashville. Rachel is an accomplished educator, a prolific songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, has toured in Europe and the UK, and recorded twice at BBC Radio One in London. Rachel lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband, two small boys and their Border Collie mix, Finn.


January 12th, 2021

Eight Benefits To Being Active On Social Media (Even As An Introverted Entrepreneur)

Social media has changed how businesses and entrepreneurs interact with their audiences. In the past, you were required to go out and meet in person with your customers to establish a rapport with them. The internet has mostly simplified this, making it much easier to engage an audience on a social media platform.

December 30th, 2020

Eight Techniques For Navigating Difficult Conversations As A Leader

As an executive, difficult conversations often come up in the workplace. It may be something as sensitive as expressing a concern to an employee or explaining why the company's letting someone go.

September 30th, 2020

10 Unique Habits To Increase Your Productivity

With the sheer amount of productivity hacks and life hacks on the market today, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Even with all of these, it can be hard to figure out which ones work and which ones are just myths.

September 10th, 2020

10 Entrepreneurs Share What They Wish They'd Known Before They Launched

Entrepreneurship is a journey that no one is fully prepared to take. No matter how much time you spent researching and learning things before you started, there are always things you’ll wish you had done differently in hindsight.


Blue Balloon Songwriting for Small People

Blue Balloon teaches in-home private and small group instrument lessons through songwriting to kids and adults 3 and up in NYC, The Hamptons and Nashville. Our students create fantastically smart, beautiful songs, while learning how to play an instrument.


  • Education
  • Children
  • Music