Rosa Avila was born in Bad Godesberg, Germany and spent her childhood in Mexico and Europe. She began playing drums at age 16 and has studied at The Music Conservatory Of the University of Veracruz, and The School of Superior Studies of Mexico City.
Rosa Avila 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 Casey Scheuerrell, Ralph Humphery, Joe Porcaro and Taka Numazawa. Upon graduation in 1991, Rosa Avila was presented with the award of Outstanding Student of the Year and also received the Human Relations Award.
Rosa Avila has also performed with artists such as Pat Boone, Glen Campbell, Debby Boone, Sheri Lewis, Elkie Brooks, and the Broadway show "Five Guys Named Moe". In 1992, she began her association with Andy Williams; with whom she currently performs over 300 shows a year.