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Writing Tutors

Updated Tutor Page soon!  Some of our returning tutors for 2015-2015 include:

Joelle Arnhold is currently a first year DMA student in Vicky Chiang’s studio. Many moons ago, Joelle studied at a liberal arts university where her brain was often caught in the middle of intense labor, and, over the years, gave birth to many healthy papers. In her past life, she was a competitive athlete, like the kind that runs a sixminute mile and then has more where that came from. Incidentally, Joelle knows the rule about never ending a sentence with a preposition, but sometimes does it anyway.  Joelle has played soccer with Gil Shaham and Burt Hara, and once almost collided with David Finkel, Wu Han, and Kim Kashkashian. She said “excuse me, I’m so sorry,” and then walked away. This year, she is one of Peabody’s Humanities Graduate Assistants.


Christopher Ciampoli is in the first year of pursuing a DMA in music composition under the instruction of Michael Hersch. Performance remains an informative aspect of his primary career as a composer, as Christopher continues to present standard historical repertoire while frequently premiering new solo and chamber works for violin. In addition to his dedication to consulting writers of any age or experience level, Christopher serves as the graduate assistant to the composition department. To schedule a meeting please email


Ledah Finck is a junior violin student studying with Herbert Greenberg, and she also studies composition with Judah Adashi. This is her first year at Peabody, as she previously attended the University of North Carolina for two years, where she performed regularly as a chamber musician, old-time and Celtic fiddler, and member of a variety of bands. She has always been passionate about reading and writing, which fostered a great love of words and language (as a seventh grader she was a contestant in a regional spelling bee; failing to make it the next level to nationals is perhaps what led her to pursue a career in music). She would love to help you be as successful a writer as possible, so please feel free to email her at to set up a meeting.

Garrett Hale is currently an undergraduate sophomore at the Peabody Conservatory, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance. At Peabody, Garrett studies oboe with Jane Marvine and also has studied piano under Eric Zuber. Additionally, he is working towards a minor in Liberal Arts with a focus in linguistics and cognitive science from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. In his spare time, Garrett enjoys playing trivia games, watching films (and listening to their scores), dining out, and spending time with his four cats. 

Joshua Hughes is a baritone/trumpeter/pianist/conductor/cyclist/traveler/avid crock-pot-meal-maker currently pursuing a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy. Joshua has lived in four different countries, eight different states, and has been spit on by Patti LuPone. He went to high school in Smithville, MO, received his Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma City University, and was valedictorian of his class at both institutions. He is currently the assistant music director at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, MD. Joshua is the Peabody ESL Graduate Assistant and is available for tutoring in any subject to every international student. Email him at to set up an appointment.



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