In 1967 he graduated from the Voronezh Central Musical School No. 1 in L.M. Konsky's class. In 1971 gratuated from Voronezh Musical College in Yu.V. Vorontsov's class. In 1975 gratuated from Kiev Conservatory in Ya.G. Puchalsky's class. In 1984 was internship at the Leningrad Conservatory with head professor A.B. Shalov.
Since 1975 Lecturer of the Voronezh College of Music, Voronezh State Institute of Arts (since 1976).
Since 1983 the guitarist-soloist in "Lenkontsert" ("Petersburg Concert"). In 1994 he created the guitar class at St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts.
Since 2002 at the same time - senior teacher of the St. Petersburg Conservatory Organizer and leader of the quartet of guitarists, as well as the concert ensemble "DECA-DUET". President of the International Guitar Academy, artistic director of the international guitar competition Virtuosos (St. Petersburg), director of the Creative House concert agency, editor-in-chief of the Guitar Academy almanac, jury member at international guitar competitions in Voronezh, Chelyabinsk, Krasnodar.