Chicago Area Kodály Educators (CAKE) 2013-2014 Workshop Series

Developing the Child Singing Voice in the Kodály-Inspired Classroom 
Presented by Julie Shaw - Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
CAKE Member Share
Presented by The CAKE Board - Saturday, March 1, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tip Toe to Do-Si-Do: A Movement Sequence for Greater Success in Your Classroom
Presented by Jo Kirk - Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
CAKE Make & Take
Presented by The CAKE Board - Saturday, June 7, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Students seeking credit must also register with CAKE for each workshop. VanderCook tuition is in addition to fees assessed by CAKE. Please visit for more information. Workshops will be held at Quinlan and Fabish Music Company in Mount Prospect, IL. 

Coordinator: Rick Palese

palese_rick_retouchRick Palese joined the administrative team at VanderCook in July 2010, however his relationship with the institution goes back much further. Rick is a VanderCook alumnus, having earned his B.M.Ed. in 2003, and M.M.Ed. in 2008.

Prior to being hired at VanderCook, Rick taught for seven years at Prairie Hill School in Cary, IL, where he directed both 5th and 6th grade bands. While at Prairie Hill, Rick also sponsored Jazz Club, Podcasting Club, and assisted with 6th grade musical productions and school assemblies.

Rick is an avid percussionist and maintains an active teaching studio at Absolute Music in Geneva, IL. He is a member of the Hudson Music Teacher Integration Project, and Vic Firth Education Team.









Course Information

7263 Chicago Area Kodály Educators (CAKE) 2013-2014 Workshop Series
1 graduate credit for 4 sessions
Tuition: $300, due in full with registration.
Location: Quinlan and Fabish Music Company, Mount Prospect, IL
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