Patient Testimonials : Ariel Snihur

Ariel Snihur

Working with the Vocal Health Collaborative Team, Dr. David Rosow (ENT), Dr. Julia Gerhard (SLP) and the Director of Contemporary Voice at the University of Miami, Dr. Ana Flavia Zuim, has been such a wonderful experience. Throughout my time at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, they have been very informative and helpful in making sure my voice remains healthy. Dr. Rosow and Dr. Gerhard helped teach me techniques to maintain my vocal health. They were both friendly and genuinely cared about my needs as a performer. Ana Flavia Zuim, as my private voice coach, greatly emphasized the importance of vocal health. She taught me many exercises to make sure I understood the functions of each muscle that makes up the voice, and how they are all related to each other. Professor Zuim also taught me the importance of pacing myself, and making sure I don’t overuse my voice, as I have a very rigorous performance schedule. She tailored every lesson to my specific needs as a performer. Professor Zuim is extremely talented and knowledgable. She has truly helped me grow as a performer.

Ariel Snihur