2-Syllable has 30+ years of music instruction and playing within the members. Steve picked up the guitar at the age of 15. He had guitar instruction in blues with the late Paul Rocco and had guitar theory and instruction from Kinloch Nelson and at Hochstein School of Music in Rochester, NY and Gary Chudyk. In the late 80's he played in a reggae band Cassae for several years. He then went on to play in metal band Wicked Jester and then forming original metal band Tar which had been playing out numerous shows for 10 years. Steve also formed band STS with Dawn for a short while. Dawn started playing the piano at age 4 and started playing guitar at age 13 with guitar instruction from Sebastian Marino from the bands Anvil and Overkill. She also has made some guest appearances playing in some local bands in the area. Dawn also teaches piano and guitar lessons. Steven Traezell (Trae) has been playing drums for about 4 years now and will make some appearances in 2-Syllable with his father. Dawn and Steve are currently writing and producing a CD.