Blue Balloon: A Songwriting School

Blue Balloon Songwriting School for Small People based in NYC just launched their program here in Music City!

My daughter is always making up songs and “performing” so we knew Blue Balloon would be the perfect place to start with music and songwriting lessons. Founded by Rachel Lipson, a songwriter, performer, artist and former classroom teacher, in 2010 to create a more unique and creative music education program for children. Blue Balloon has grown quickly from a one-woman music school to more than 40 instructors providing lessons to over 250 students in NYC. With the richness of music and song in Nashville, we know they will be right at home! Blue Balloon instructors travel to students’ homes to teach private and small group lessons. Students can choose guitar, keyboard/piano, voice, ukulele, bass guitar or violin/cello as their instrument. Throughout the year, the children create music and craft their song to perform at an end of the year performance.

Throughout the lesson, Lauren, the Blue Balloon instructor, provided engaging activities and games to teach the parts of the ukulele, the “C” chord and gave instructions on playing the instrument.

Once my daughter felt comfortable playing the “C” chord, they began brainstorming song ideas. Of course, she selected to write about her favorite place to go-THE POOL!

This lesson was unlike any other children’s activity we have done! It was convenient with the instructor showing up to the door, kid focused, and full of creativity! Nashville is lucky to have Blue Balloon in town! Lessons start at age 3, our city will be full of mini songwriters! For more information on Blue Balloon, click here.

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