Australia Day Ambassador

18th January 2023

Aust Day Ambassador

Dr. Tanya Marie Silveira-Price is a Registered Music Therapist, Subject Coordinator with the University of Melbourne and the 2020-2021 inaugural recipient of Australian Music Therapist of the Year. Tanya's PhD research examined how accessible music-making can impact the hand function and wellbeing of stroke survivors. In 2019, Tanya was invited to speak about her PhD research at the inaugural TEDxNewtown event. Over the years, Tanya has presented internationally and nationally on her research and clinical work. Her publications can be found in academic journals and books. Tanya has also established multiple ongoing music therapy programs in Australia and India and is passionate about giving greater access to services in rural communities. Identifying as an Australian of Indian origin, Tanya is now working hard to advocate for the importance of visibility and representation in music therapy.