Sivakumar was introduced to tabla at the age of 4 when his spiritual guru Swami Shantanand Saraswathi instructed him to learn. He then started learning tabla at the age of 6 under the guidance of Shri Nawaz Mirajkar. He also had the privilege of leaning under the late Ustad Mohammad Hanif Khan Mirajkar, in Pune.
He had his first stage performance at the age of 5. Sivakumar completed his Tabla arangetram at the Temple of Fine Arts in 2015 and was conferred the title 'Layanjali'. He is a 3 time winner of the National Arts Competition in Singapore. Sivakumar is adept on the Tabla, Phakawaj, Dholak, Cajon and side percussions, allowing him to collaborate on a multicultural level with different artists. Having performed for 16 years, he has played with instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers from around the world. He has also collaborated with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts on several occasions and performed in various music festivals in Australia.
Currently residing in Perth, Australia he is teaching tabla to many students at the Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya for the past 4 years and continues to perform around the world.