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

  • 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 →

  • 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 →