CRUZLINE PERSONNEL AND VOLUNTEERS
Salvador (Sal) Cruz Cruzline founder and lead instructor is a Topeka High School graduate and earned his music performance degree at Washburn University and a teaching degree from Fort Hays State University. He currently is an instrumental music teacher in USD 501. He has been the Topeka High Drumline Coach for 28 years. He feels blessed that he is given the opportunity to teach and utilize percussion techniques as the perfect tool to reach his goals. He is equally rewarded when he sees the pride that is apparent on the faces of the parents and families as their children grow.
Janelle Cruz wife of Sal Cruz assists in music writing and arrangements, contributing support on the road and and in the home as well as vocals when needed. Janelle studied music education for 3 years at Washburn University and taught private school for almost 20 years as a general music teacher. She has sang lead for a Latin band as well as writing, producing and recording her own music in Nashville TN. Janelle regularly performs the national anthem, church services, weddings and funeral masses.
Simone Cruz is the daughter of Sal Cruz. Simone is joining Cruzline Percussion as an instructor. She is currently a junior at Washburn University majoring in Music Education. She also attended the University of Kansas as a percussion student. She has assisted her dad at CruzLine lessons for many years. Simone has an acute awareness and is highly sensitive to the diversity of learning styles and students' individual needs. Helping them learn and perform as a team is her ultimate goal as well as incorporating a love of music.
Sharon Kibbe is the mother-in-law of Sal and has assisted Sal in the creation of Cruzline Precussion. She is a retired elementary school teacher where she taught in USD 501 for 32 years earning her teaching degree from Emporia State University and graduating from Washburn University. Her passion has always been in seeing students enjoy learning and watching the confidence they exhibit as they learn new skills. Her primary role is to assist in the organization of CruzLine Percussion. She is available for general questions about Cruzline and can be reached by texting her at 221 7122. However, please contact Sal if you have specific questions pertaining to student musical progress or individual private lesson times.
Last but certainly not least some of our most valuable contributions come from our Cruzline alumni who volunteer their time amongst school and extra curricular activities to assist in mentoring and instructing the youth percussionists of Cruzline.