Shiv Shankar Ray worked as a resident Tabla teacher and a performing artist at The Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, UK for 16 years. He has worked closely in collaboration with an organization called 'TAPS', Berkshire, in collaborative projects with Western musicians. He is one of the founder members of Indian Music Academy in UK. Shiv Shankar Ray has accompanied many famous personalities like Ustad Vilayat Saheb, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia (Flute), Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Guitar), Pt. Ajoy Charkraborty (Vocal), Ustad Sultan Khan, Shri Balamurlikrishnan, Pandit Rajan & Sajan Mishra, Ustad Shahid Parvez (Sitar), Smt Laxmi Shankar(Vocal), Pandit V.G.Jog(Violin), Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain(Shehnai), Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya (Santoor), Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan , Shri Ronu Majumdar (Flute), Srimati Subha Mudgal(Vocal), Shri M.S.Gopal Krishnan (Violin), Pandit Vijay Shankar(Kathak Dancer), Shrimati Sulochana Brahaspati (Vocal), Shrimati Shruti Shadolikar (Vocal), Shri Kushal Das ( Sitar), Shri Tejendra Narayan Majumdar ( Sarod). He has Performed at the Vatican Centre, for World Peace Conference.
He received training under the guidance of Padmabhushan Pt. Jnan Prakash Ghosh at Calcutta, India, Specialising in the Farrukhabadi School of India.