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John T. Mlynczak, M.M., M.Ed.

musiceducation@presonus.com
225.215.0686

John Mlynczak offers a broad range of experiences in music education. Mr. Mlynczak is the Education Market Manager for PreSonus Audio and provides music education technology professional development and training resources for educators. John taught music and music technology at both the elementary and secondary levels, is an active performer, maintains a steady clinician schedule in music technology, and is chairman of the Marketing and Communications Committee for the Technology Institute for Music Educators. He also served as chairman of the Creative Arts Assessment Committee for the Louisiana Department of Education from 2011-2013. John Mlynczak lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Nicole. 

Presentations


John Mlynczak is a frequent clinician on education and music technology. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a presentation for your district or conference. 

Upcoming Sessions:
 

Texas Bandmasters/Southwest Music Convention, July 27, 2014

Audio technology, if used correctly, can greatly expand rehearsal efficiency and student learning. This session will cover a variety of music technology applications, including: Properly recording ensembles to both desktop and iPad; playing back recordings for instant feedback; fundraising with school recordings; marching band audio system basics; and setting up and teaching a music technology course using our free curriculum. All attendees will be able to access the full presentation and will be entered in a drawing for free music software!

  • Play with the Legends

Workshop in New and Proven Concert and Jazz Band Literature, Portland, OR, August 4, 2014

Jazz students learn by studying with the legends of jazz, through transcription and play along. This session will provide several examples of using recorded practice to enhance jazz education. We will discuss how to record along with the greats, and how to use and edit play-along files to make session recordings, and how to time-stretch and transpose audio files.

  • Recording Everything!

Workshop in New and Proven Concert and Jazz Band Literature, Portland, OR, August 5, 2014

Any professional musician will attest to the benefits of recording and listening. As band directors, it is essential that we record our students for rehearsal feedback, assessments, and performances. This session will demonstrate how to easily set up a professional quality stereo recording in order to instantly play back in class, record performance assessments and save individual tracks, and even fundraise using concert recordings! 

  • I Have a Degree in Music Not Audio!

NAfME National Conference, Nashville, TN, October 26-29, 2014. 

Are you expected to be the audio expert at your school? Do you want to incorporate music technology into your program but have no experience? This session will provide a simple, need-to-know explanation for: using a sound system, recording, and teaching music technology. Bring your questions!

  • Efficient and Effective Recorded Practice Techniques

Virginia Music Educator's Conference, Norfolk, VA, November 20-24, 2014.

Our goal is for students to be self-directed learners, and using recorded practice is essential to identify needs and make improvement. This session will demonstrate techniques for using recorded practice to improve all areas of performance, both in individual practice and private lessons. 

  • Free Music Technology Curriculum

Virginia Music Educator's Conference, Norfolk, VA, November 20-24, 2014.

Want to start a music technology program? This session will demonstrate our free curriculum including lesson plans and tutorials, as well as cover course structure and assessments relating to STEAM and Common Core. This course is designed to allow any music teacher to teach music using technology, and grow their program in the process. 

  • I Have a Degree in Music Not Audio

Virginia Music Educator's Conference, Norfolk, VA, November 20-24, 2014.

Are you expected to be the audio expert at your school? Do you want to incorporate music technology into your program but have no experience? This session will provide a simple, need-to-know explanation for: using a sound system, recording, and teaching music technology. Bring your questions!

  • Hearing Is Believing 

Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, December 17-20, 2014.

Do your students know what they really sound like? This session will demonstrate how using high-quality recorded audio and playback in class creates more efficient and productive rehearsals. We will demonstrate recording set up and simple recording techniques to maximize the audio quality both in class and in concert, as well as rehearsal techniques utilizing instant feedback. 

  • iPads for Music Notation and Recording

Florida Music Educator's Conference, Tampa, FL, January 14-17, 2015. 

The iPad offers many uses in the music classroom. This session will focus on using the iPad to notate music, create rehearsal tracks, read music in performance; as well as record audio.

  • Efficient and Effective Recorded Practice Techniques

Georgia Music Educator's Conference, Savannah, GA, January 29-31, 2015. 

Our goal is for students to be self-directed learners, and using recorded practice is essential to identify needs and make improvement. This session will demonstrate techniques for using recorded practice to improve all areas of performance, both in individual practice and private lessons. 

  • Free Music Technology Curriculum

Georgia Music Educator's Conference, Savannah, GA, January 29-31, 2015. 

Want to start a music technology program? This session will demonstrate our free curriculum including lesson plans and tutorials, as well as cover course structure and assessments relating to STEAM and Common Core. This course is designed to allow any music teacher to teach music using technology, and grow their program in the process. 

  • iPads for Music Notation and Recording

Georgia Music Educator's Conference, Savannah, GA, January 29-31, 2015. 

The iPad offers many uses in the music classroom. This session will focus on using the iPad to notate music, create rehearsal tracks, read music in performance; as well as record audio.

  • I Have a Degree in Music Not Audio

Georgia Music Educator's Conference, Savannah, GA, January 29-31, 2015. 

Are you expected to be the audio expert at your school? Do you want to incorporate music technology into your program but have no experience? This session will provide a simple, need-to-know explanation for: using a sound system, recording, and teaching music technology. Bring your questions!

Previous Sessions:

  • How to Boost Your Business With Tech Products

Summer NAMM University, July 17, 2014

  • Free Music Technology Curriculum

Kansas Music Educator's Association Conference, February 28, 2014

  • Fundraise With School Recordings- Legally

Kansas Music Educator's Association Conference, February 28, 2014

  • I Have a Degree in Music Not Audio!

Kansas Music Educator's Association Conference, February 28, 2014

  • Recording in the Music Classroom

Texas Music Educator's Association Conference, February 12-15, 2014

  • Keeping Up With Tech-Savvy Kids, Using FREE Technology! View PDF

Ohio Music Educator's Association Conference, February 6-8, 2014
Texas Music Educator's Association Conference, February 12-15, 2014

  • Advocating for a Music Technology Curriculum View PDF

Ohio Music Educator's Association Conference, February 6-8, 2014

  • Fundraise With School Recordings- Legally

Ohio Music Educator's Association Conference, February 6-8, 2014

  • How To Properly Record Your Students View PDF

Ohio Music Educator's Association Conference, February 6-8, 2014

  • FEEDBACK ATTACK: How to eliminate microphone feedback! View PDF

Ohio Music Educator's Association Conference, February 6-8, 2014

  • How To Set Up a Sound System

Ohio Music Educator's Association Conference, February 6-8, 2014

  • Digital Mixers Demystified

Ohio Music Educator's Association Conference, February 6-8, 2014

  • PreSonus for Music Education

​​Winter NAMM, January 26, 2014

  • PreSonus Audio 101: Recording, Editing, Distributing, and Live Sound View PDF

Florida Music Educators Conference, January 9-11, 2014

Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, December 20, 2013

  • How to Properly Record Your Students and Concerts: The Right Gear to Make the Job Easy. View PDF

Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, December 18, 2013

  • Keeping Up With Tech-Savvy Kids, Using FREE Technology! ​View PDF

Louisiana Music Educator's Association Conference, November 24, 2013

  • Keeping Up With Tech-Savvy Kids, Using FREE Technology! View PDF

Iowa Music Educator's Association Conference, November 22, 2013

  • PreSonus for Music Education

​NAfME National In-Service Conference, October 27-30, 2013

  • PreSonus for Music Education

PreSonusSphere, October 24-26, 2013. View Video

  • The Future of School Music and Technology

Music Industry Insights Group Conference, October 20-21, 2013

  • The Music Technology Course: Lessons and curriculum

​​​​East Baton Rouge Music Educators Inservice, October 3, 2013

  • Music Technology Integration: How to incorporate relevant music technology into your current curriculum

​​East Baton Rouge Music Educators Inservice, October 1, 2013

  • Creative Arts Assessment and Common Core: Lessons from Louisiana

Free NAfME Webinar, September 5, 2013

  • PreSonus for Music Education

Houston ISD Music Faculty Meeting, August 15 and 21, 2013

  • The Future of School Music

AIMM Meeting at Summer NAMM, July 10, 2013

  • Music Technology Every Day: Record, create, share, and even fundraise!

Music for All Summer Symposium, June 29, 2013

  • Advocating for a Popular Music Education Curriculum

Association for Popular Music in Education Conference, June 23-25, 2013

  • Teaching the National Standards of Music Education with Free Technology

Free NAfME Webinar, June 13, 2013 

  • PreSonus for Music Education: Connecting classroom music to the digital world

SoundTree Institute Free Webinar, May 21, 2013. View Video

  • Classroom to iPod: Connecting classroom music to the digital world

SoundTree Institute Free Webinar, April 18, 2013 

  • Post Audio Recordings for Free: Using Nimbit® to promote your program and raise funds for your school!

Ohio-MEA Conference, February 7-9, 2013

  • Recorded Assessments: How to set up student recordings and techniques for efficient and effective assessment.

​​Ohio-MEA Conference, February 7-9, 2013