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

  • Stockholm Marathon Preparation

    March 11th, 2018

    I started to take training more seriously at 27. I honestly didn’t know how far I would go or where it would take me. It started out as a bet with my wife on who could complete 3 loops of Central Park for the NYC Marathon 18-Mile Tune Up. It then progressed to me running […]… more →

  • The Importance of Recovery

    February 6th, 2018

    Paying attention to recovery is vital to any successful regimen in life. Training for a marathon is no exception. Currently I’m working to achieve a personal best with my 5th marathon in Stockholm, Sweden. In order to make sure I’m in prime form, I have to balance my training properly to adapt to the stress […]… more →

  • Bronx 10 Mile Race Recap

    September 29th, 2017

    I decided to include a longer race as part of my preparation for the NYC Marathon in November. This summer I decided to focus on shorter distances, including running my first official 5k (16:41 on a hilly course), so I knew I needed to mentally prepare for running longer. I’ve ran a personal best so […]… more →

  • The Enda Iten: Kenya’s First Running Shoe

    August 17th, 2017

    I learned about the Enda Iten shortly after I visited Iten, Kenya in December 2016. After having such a great experience with The Kenya Experience, I wanted to find out what made a great shoe in the minds of Kenyan runners. Since buying a pair would support Enda’s initiative to create jobs in Kenya, I […]… more →