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At Elisa Girlando Studios, nurturing talent and inspiring creativity is at the core of what we do. Our students are the heart and soul of our artistic community, and we couldn't be prouder of their remarkable achievements. This brand-new page is dedicated to celebrating their success stories that have unfolded over the years.

Gus Dapperton

Gus Dapperton was a student at EGS _____. After finishing high school, he attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, studying music technology and working on his own songs. He soon left school and returned to New York, where he began developing the Gus Dapperton persona. Combining a strong visual component with dreamily produced songs, sophisticated indie songwriter Gus Dapperton became known for colorful narrative videos and lovestruck songs that channeled '90s influences. Working with mostly analog instruments and playing, arranging, and recording everything himself, the artist released songs online when he was still in his teens but began to break through with the 2017 single "I'm Just Snacking." The song and its viral video caught on, and before long Dapperton was touring and being asked to create a song for the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. 
Ruby Amadelle
Ruby Amadelle was a student at EGS from____.  Now a songwriter, and pianist, combines her powerful, bluesy, vocals with ethereal tracks reminiscent of a lost golden age. Amadelle pairs her nostalgic sounds with finely tuned production, often by brother and collaborator, Gus Dapperton.

Kelly Wask 
Kelly Wask is a multi-genre vocalist from Sussex County, NJ. Kelly is an alumni of Five Towns College in Dix Hills NY, receiving a Bachelors of Music (Mus.B.) Degree; Jazz/ Commercial Music in 2020. She has had the privilege of learning from and working with some of the most respected and admired Vocal Coaches and Musicians of our time.A lover of all things music, she is a soulful vocalist inspired by the greats, Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James while respecting and embracing the creativity of new artists in the field. Kelly’s vocal talents, acuity and tenacity have resulted in numerous collaborative projects and performing opportunities. She is the lead singer of a popular NY / NJ based wedding band.
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