is an exciting drumline opportunity for students between the ages of 5 and 15 years old. Students in Cruzline come from all over the city. Kids from different backgrounds, schools, and districts come together once a week to learn how to play each drumline instrument: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, and Quads. At the end of each session, the Cruzline puts on an exciting show to share with friends and family! The shows are always filled with smiles, excitement and surprises.
This program involves students of all levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. This program is not just for boys but girls as well. Once you see them perform and display their talents you would think they have been playing for years. Cruzline is under the leadership of instructor Sal Cruz and assisted by daughter and fellow musician/percussionist Simone Cruz, and administrated by mother-in- law/ grandmother and retired teacher Sharon Kibbe.
Cruzline Percussion was founded in 2006 with the main goal, to teach percussion skills to as many students as possible. We believe the drumline experience should begin at an early age. Not only can young students learn how to play percussion instruments, but also learn about the importance of knowing how to work as a team. We are energized by seeing the abilities of students increase as they progress.
All forms are to be filled out before your first lesson. Two forms are required and can be previewed and printed on the "FORMS" page of the website. Click HERE
Is This Only a Boy Thing?
No! There are both boys and girls who are a part of Cruzline
Are there summer camps?
Yes! Summer camps are available. See our schedule announced in early spring for further details.
Summer sessions should be paid in full at the beginning of the session. Sessions during the school year can be paid on a weekly, monthly or in full basis. Signing up for a session means that you are financially responsible for all lessons.
Where Are Lessons Taught?
1158 SW Crest Drive
Do I Need Any Experience?
No! We offer classes for beginners with little to no experience as well as intermediate with moderate to advanced experience. Placement in classes are determined by the ability of the student and not their age.
We regret to inform you that we cannot make up a lesson if a student has to cancel. Since this is a performance based business, payment for that lesson is still expected. If CruzLine Percussion has to cancel, that lesson will be made up at a specified date.
What Are The Benefits Of Cruzline?
1. Eight one hour percussion technique based lessons
2. Experience playing the snare, bass and quad drums
3. Individual assistance
4. Furnished Equipment
5. Explicit direction on how to become a team member
6. Building discipline, pride and friendships through music meeting kids from all over the city.
7. Experience in performing an evening informal concert for family, friend and community
Can Parents Observe lessons?
Of Course! Sal welcomes all parents at lessons to observe and support their kids! However, it is not required for parents to stay.
Do I Need To Bring A Drum?
All equipment is supplied by Sal Cruz. Students are asked to purchase their own drumsticks at any music store. You can also buy them from Sal for $10.
To Read All CRUZLINE Policies,
go to the FORMS page.
Click Here for Complete CRUZLINE policies.
What Ages are Taught?
Cruzline is for ages 5 and up. If you are and adult interested in lessons please contact Sal Cruz
What about performances?
Each of our cruzline sessions end with a group recital. Exact locations and times will be announced during lessons.