Petra Babankova was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. she began playing guitar when she was 12 years old. In 1980 she and her family moved to Canada where she studied with Czech guitarist Antonin Bartos. At the age of 17 she spent a year in Brazil which greatly influenced her musical style. After another important year in the west of Canada, she returned to Montreal, and obtained a degree in music interpretation from McGill University, and a Masters Degree at Universite de Montreal. Since then, she continues to teach and perform in the Santa Fe area, realizing more and more the importance and power of music in our lives.