Who Are We?
Band Together is an experience you will never forget. It was born from a desire to bring a true Rock Band experience to everyone, regardless of any previous musical training. Darryl Cameron and Christine Cameron from Origin Road have partnered with Dean and Leanne Cummings from Crescendo Music Studios to bring you this amazing program to let you live the Rock and Roll life, even if it is just for a day. Together with our highly trained music instructors and music producers, you'll be immersed in a fun, enriching, often hilarious, music experience. Find out more about our Founders, Producers, and Instructors below.
Dean & Leanne
Dean and Leanne Cummings are the owners of Crescendo Music Studios, a family-run music school and training center in Sherwood Park for over 16 years with over 25 staff and 850 students. They utilized the leadership and business management experience they gained in a variety of corporate environments as a lever to strengthen and coach their staff team, continuously improve their operations, mature their organization and, in turn, be the best music school possible for their students and families. Leanne has a background in corporate training and operations in primarily, the insurance industry and Dean has a background in training, coaching, management and team leadership primarily in the call center industry.
Darryl is co-owner of Origin Road, a musical instrument store, event space, and high-end, multi-room rehearsal & recording studio in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Darryl is a multi-talented artisan who can draw, paint, graphic design, and build beautiful wood objects from wood furniture to electric guitars with intricate inlaid designs. Darryl has also worked in Information Technology for over 25 years and co-owns an IT business. As an IT consultant, Darryl has led large IT projects for companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Enbridge, Goodyear, the Government of Alberta, and many more. Darryl plays guitar and piano and is learning the art of audio recording. He has also played in a couple of amateur bands with his friends.
"Music is the universal language of mankind." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
As a teenager in Toronto, Christine was sure she was on track to becoming a bass-playing rock star, but she took a practical detour to go to university in Vancouver where she earned a B.Sc in Kinesiology. While there, she also played in several bands and went to lots of concerts. Music took a back seat while she ran her own personal fitness training business and then became a stay-at-home mom to Christopher and Mikaela, who have become wonderful, talented and interesting young adults whom she adores. Although she didn't become a rock star, Christine is finally realizing her dream of being involved in the music industry as co-owner of Origin Road, a music store and high-end, multi-room studio specially designed and equipped for recording, rehearsals and live shows, and events of all kinds.