Nick Grinlinton

GuitaristComposerEducatorAspiring Runner


Having taught guitar lessons since his high school days, Nick has worked in multiple settings including one-on-one coaching sessions, group lessons and masterclasses. Currently, Nick extends out from solely teaching guitar to offering clinics on jazz theory, improvisation, ensemble performance and composition via masterclasses. In 2011, he began writing an assortment of articles on music education in his blog, “Musings. Having taught children and adults, Nick is passionate about sharing many great lessons he has received thus far in his career.

For more information to book Nick for a masterclass or a residency, please see the contact page.

Nick Grinlinton plays guitar

Latest Musings

  • Blog Post No. 100

    November 12th, 2018

      It took seven years, but I finally made it to writing my 100th blog post. Check out some of my popular entries below.   As always, thanks for reading.   Nick   1.) Generating Ideas for Music Composition (my first post, ever) 2.) Advice for Singers 3.) Advice for Playing Guitar in an Ensemble […]… more →

  • Long-term Growth

    October 31st, 2018

    With every pursuit, I would say I’m invested in the long-term. Year by year, I’m a fan of watching people come to new realizations that shape their own outlook on life. My outlook with running is no exception. What began as an outlet to work off extra energy from my musical pursuits made me a […]… more →

  • My Kansas City Marathon Recap

    October 27th, 2018

    I have mixed feelings about the 2018 Kansas City Marathon. On one hand I have a connection to Kansas City that made the race worth running, but on the other the course presented multiple challenges. I trained as much as I could for the race, but I didn’t have a lot of time in terms […]… more →

  • Preparations for the Kansas City Marathon

    September 18th, 2018

    On October 20th, I’ll run my sixth marathon in Kansas City, MO (Missouri, not Kansas—everyone in the east coast thinks I’m running in Kansas). I lived there while attending the Conservatory of Music right before heading off to New York City in 2010. Originally I planned to run their half marathon a year ago, but canceled […]… more →