Sanjey Sivaananthan began studying tabla in 2007 under Sri Shen Flindell. He attends weekly classes and regular performs at various concerts, e.g. the Annual Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School Concert and the Woodford Folk Festival. Furthermore, in tandem with weekly classes, Shen organises lessons with other musicians, which enables him to refine the art of accompaniment. Sanjey performs regularly in community functions e.g. at Sri Selva Vinayagar Hindu temple and other Tamil community functions.
Since 2015, Sanjey has also taken lessons both by Skype and directly in Mumbai with Pt Yogesh Samsi of the Punjab Gharana.
Sanjey won the Rising Star Award for Tabla at Sangeet Mela 2015 and returns to Sangeet Mela in 2016 to accompany the Rising Star performance by Ku Ananya Muralidharan (Hindustani vocal).