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

  • What Running Taught Me About Music

    March 10th, 2021

    In many ways, being a musician prepared me for my discovery of running. I definitely wouldn’t have dreamed of taking up serious running 15 years ago as a freshman at a conservatory. Chord voicings, transcriptions, ensemble work and theory seemed to occupy most of my time. In retrospect, I probably took music too seriously and didn’t […]… more →

  • Moving Forward: My Running Goals

    November 10th, 2020

    Sorry for the absence of blogging this year. As we approach the end of 2020, I want to give a reflection and an update on my running goals. Last year I made an effort to study more of the mechanical side of running and how I could improve running as a skill. I spent five […]… more →

  • 2019 Running Entries

    December 14th, 2019

    I made many milestones this year with my running. I welcome you to read my 2019 entries by clicking the links below. I hope my journey inspires you to reach your best potential!   1.) 10,000 Miles 2.) My First Win: The 2019 Queens 5k 3.) Tips for New Parents who are Runners 4.) Running Transformations 5.) Biomechanics, Strengthening and […]… more →

  • My Five Month Journey: Running Metrics and Biomechanics

    December 8th, 2019

    Usually runners spend five full months preparing to run a marathon. For me, these past five months have dealt with running metrics. Why? Since discovering running over five years ago, I have always found ways to improve and run well. However, running a considerable amount of mileage can take a toll on the body. This […]… more →