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 Boston Marathon Recap: Tackling Life Unfiltered

    April 26th, 2017

    I had put off writing about my marathon experience until now: my first major marathon, my first Boston and my third time running the distance of 26 miles and 385 yards. The build up to this marathon had me at my fittest since taking up running about three years ago. I had prepared well and […]… more →

  • My Kenya Experience Series

    March 1st, 2017

    Thank you for reading my stories about my first experience in Kenya. I have enjoyed reflecting back on this adventure and I’m excited to head back in the future. In case you missed a story, here is a list of all 12 entries. Enjoy!     My Kenya Experience: 1.) Nairobi, Kenya: The Arrival 2.) Iten, […]… more →

  • Recommendations for Visiting Iten

    February 27th, 2017

    Here are recommendations for visiting Iten. Although I had a great experience regardless, bringing these items as well as taking advice from the locals made me feel at home. Arrange to have your Kenya visa ahead of time. I obtained my visa in New York, but an easier option is securing one online: It […]… more →

  • My Last Day: Revisiting Nairobi

    February 24th, 2017

    I woke up early that morning for my last run before heading to Nairobi. I intended to not run too long, but caught one of our guide runners early. The views from that morning provided a great send-off. I ended up running for about 65 minutes before heading back to eat breakfast. We said our […]… more →