Teaching educators, education professionals, and homeschoolers to use universally designed and differentiated strategies to optimize learning in inclusive, private, and at-home environments.  


I established IncludED, my professional development practice, in 2019 to teach educators, education professionals, and homeschooling parents strategies that will support their teaching and optimize their students' and children's learning, regardless of age, level, background, learning scheme, or ability.  I believe that education is truly inclusive only if every student learns.  I teach strategies that I have learned, innovated, created, and field tested with my own students in multiple learning environments (including as a homeschooling parent to my son, a gifted learner).  Rooted in Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), my strategies represent a unique synthesis of these and other methods and philosophies, designed to teach students how they learn best. 


Adaptive Music Lessons

Creating Differentiated Lesson Plans 

Incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Strategies Into Your Teaching

Managing Behaviors

Strategies for Teaching Piano to Students with Disabilities

Teaching Gifted and Twice Exceptional Students

The Traveling Music Teacher's Toolkit

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Strategies 


If you would like to book me to present at a conference or run a professional development workshop at your organization, please contact me.  To book a private consultation with Marlene Markard, please click on the button below.


Marlene continues to take on new challenges to develop her skills and advance the field of music education. - Christopher Schroeder, Executive Director, Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program

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