Rosa Avila

Rosa Avila


Rosa Avila


Country:   United States Category:   DRUMSET ARTISTS


Rosa was born in Bad Godesberg, Germany and spent her childhood in Mexico and Vienna Austria. She began playing drums at age 16 and has studied at Facultad de Musica de la Universidad de Veracruz in Xalapa , Veracruz  and Escuela Superior de Musica in Mexico City.


She was later granted a scholarship from the Mexican Endowment of the Arts for completion of her training at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California where she studied with such notables as Joe Porcaro ,Casey Scheuerrell, Ralph Humphrey,  and Taka Numazawa. Upon graduation in 1991, Rosa was presented with the award of Outstanding Student of the Year and also received the Human Relations Award , first time a student won both in the same year .


She has performed with artists such as The Lennon Sisters, Ann Margret, Pat Boone, Glen Campbell, Debby Boone, Shari Lewis, Elkie Brooks, Petula Clark. In 1992, she began her association with Andy Williams with whom she performed with until 2009.  Plays drums in the all women jazz group Monika Herzig’s Sheroes  ,two albums have been released  . Freelances aropund NY and in 2018 had the pleasure of having the drum chair at Summer The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway.

Had the drum chair in four amazing Off broadway shows in 2019 , Chick Flick , Broadway Bounty Hunter  , Love in Hate Nation , For Colored Girls .


Rosa endorses Pearl Drums , Zildjian cymbals , Evans drumheads , Vic Firth sticks

Equipment Configuration 1

Tour Kit

MMP Masters Series

Black Mist 


20x16 bass drum

10x8 tom

12x10 tom

14x14 floor tom

10x4 sopranino snare 

14x6.5 Sensitone steel snare drum


Equipment Configuration 2

Portable Kit

Midtown Series

Black Cherry Glitter


16x14 bass drum

10x7 tom

13x12 floor tom

13x5.5 snare drum