Pavan is a disciple of Sri. Sridhar Chari. A keen student of the Laya Vidya Centre, Pavan has been learning mridangam for over 7 years. He has also been playing the Kanjira for over three years. He has performed at numerous programs in Melbourne. In 2011, he underwent training at the Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman Academy in India. This has helped him expand his knowledge and understanding of the art form.
Pavan also learns vocal from Smt. Sundari Saripalle and flute playing from Sri. Sridhar Chari, both of which has helped him to further develop his ability to accompany music.