WHO WE ARE
Rachel Lipson is the founder of Blue Balloon. She was a preschool teacher at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn until 2010 before starting the company. She is also an accomplished performer and songwriter. Her own music is defined by WNYC as “stripped-down, understated, dream-like songs which have one foot in Woody Guthrie territory and the other in the avant garde.” 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.
Below is a sampling of the extraordinary teachers we have on staff. Rachel will work to match you with a teacher that is, quite simply, a perfect fit for your child based on availability and skill set. All Blue Balloon teachers specialize in a particular instrument and also teach songwriting.
You can also check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for more teacher profiles.