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Petra Babankhova


Born in the Czech Republic, music has been my constant companion since childhood. My passion for classical guitar led me to study at McGill University and then pursue a Master’s degree in guitar interpretation at Université de Montréal.

In 1980, I embarked on a new chapter, immigrating to Canada. While raising five wonderful children, I continued to play and share my love of music by teaching guitar.

In 2002, I relocated to Santa Fe, bringing my skills and enthusiasm to the vibrant artistic community. Here, I’ve had the privilege of teaching guitar at the Waldorf School and Ortiz Middle School, while also substituting at the New Mexico School of Mine. However, my true passion lies in fostering a love of guitar through private lessons.

Beyond the classroom, music continues to inspire me through collaborative projects. I was a member of the Sol y Luna guitar duo, and recently formed a dynamic cello and guitar duo. When winter paints the mountains white, I trade my guitar for skis, becoming an instructor at Ski Santa Fe.

Teaching is more than a profession; it’s my calling. I believe that with the right approach, music can be accessible to everyone. My mission is to find the perfect learning materials for each student and ignite their musical spark.