Rachel Lipson is the founder and director of Blue Balloon.
Rachel started out as a guitarist and songwriter working as a preschool teacher at Saint Ann's in Brooklyn Heights. She organically grew Blue Balloon from the ground up on her own. What began as a one woman music “school” in a studio in Brooklyn Heights has grown into what Blue Balloon is today: 35+ amazing, talented teachers, teaching over 200 students a week on many different instruments all over the city.
Rachel has toured Europe and the UK and recorded twice at BBC Radio One in London following the UK release of her album “Pastures”. Her latest album “Tip Top” features some of our Blue Balloon students!
Extremely Personalized Service
Rachel is your main point of contact and interacts personally with every single parent, working to align the styles of our arsenal of 30+ teachers with the goals you and your child have for their music lesson experience. We call this “musical matchmaking”. She personally hires and vets every single teacher and has set the bar super high, only hiring the most incredible musicians and teachers in NYC and matching them with students based on availability and skill set.
Our Amazing Team!