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.


June 21st, 2021

8 Overrated Business Principles You Shouldn't Always Follow

Just because a piece of advice is common doesn't mean it applies to every entrepreneur.

June 17th, 2021

Need Inspiration? Eight Methods For Coming Up With A Great Business Idea

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, coming up with a winning business concept isn’t always easy. You may already have some ideas for a new business brewing, but how do you know if it will be successful or if it’s something you’ll enjoy? Where do you even find inspiration in the first place?

June 15th, 2021

Eight Major Signs Your Company Might Need Additional Support Staff

For new business owners, it may not always be clear when to move beyond core employees and begin bringing on some new teammates. Growing pains are normal for a startup that is doing well, so until you see your employees are struggling, you may not realize that it’s time to bring on additional help.

April 16th, 2021

From Hybrid Jobs to Empathy at Work: 12 Recruiting Trends to Watch in 2021


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