Member Since 2018
Blue Balloon Songwriting for Small People
New York City Area
Rachel Lipson, the “matriarch of modern music education” is an accomplished educator, prolific songwriter, performer, multi-instrumentalist, business consultant, advisor and entrepreneur. What began as a one woman music school in Rachel’s studio apartment in 2008, has developed into what Blue Balloon is today: a network of 75+ amazing and talented independent teachers, teaching over 400 students a week on many different instruments all over the world. Rachel lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband, two boys, a rescue dog Finn and a Windsprite pup, Birdie.
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Unique, creative and engaging private and small group music lessons for kids and adults. Students of ALL AGES learn to play an instrument through writing their own songs! Known for having a unique approach to instrument instruction through songwriting, Blue Balloon is widely recognized as one of the most sought after music schools in the country