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

  • My First Win: The 2019 Queens 5k

    April 18th, 2019

    I’m not sure why I always do well racing when I have a scheduled commitment later in the day. Sometimes in the days leading up towards a race, I have a really good feeling about them. This season opener was no exception. My training had been consistent, even though my mileage base had been pretty […]… more →

  • 10,000 Miles

    April 4th, 2019

    As I reflect back on what started out as initially as a bet in 2014, I still can’t believe I just hit the 10,000 mile mark with my running. I had absolutely no connection to the sport in high school, or college for that matter. My focus shifted to survival mode when I moved to […]… more →

  • 32

    February 24th, 2019

    I turn 32 today. Here are some things that I’ve learned along the way:   My validation comes from God, not from others. Vision means nothing without capacity. Believe in your abilities. Just because you’re moving doesn’t mean that you’re progressing. If you want something different, do something different.             […]… more →

  • Running in Kenya and Upcoming Goals for 2019

    December 27th, 2018

    Kenya: the place where you can vacation and come back looking young and fit. Prior to leaving New York, I took an extended break from running after completing my sixth marathon. The primary cause: pulling a muscle in my left foot during the last 385 yards of the event. I did however need time to […]… more →