“I grew up in Tampa Florida, born in BC Canada to my Canadian father and raised by my Guatemalan mother. I’ve always felt that I was a child of this entire planet not seeing race, nationality, age or gender as entirely important. I have walked that thin line between worlds, light and dark, classical music and radical improvisation, male and female, spirit and matter. I believe that it is within that twilight of transition that we meet a certain kind of magic, a truth that we are all connected, not separate, and in awe of that truth the world becomes limitless and infinitely creative.”
– Quetzal Jordan
Quetzal has been playing cello for twenty years and her first love is teaching. She lives in Asheville NC and has been teaching for over ten years. She teaches from both a classical perspective and a more modern interpretation including how to approach improvisation, expression and personal sound healing. She teaches both in individual and in group settings. For more information about rates and contact go to
Quetzal is also a seasoned improvisationalist, studio cellist and song writer. Co- founder and leading member of the group “Tina and Her Pony” she has traveled extensively throughout the United states and the world. Quetzal plays with several groups in the Asheville area including nationally acclaimed artist “Leah Song” of “Rising Appalachia”. If you’d like to get in contact with Quetzal about studio work or help with a musical project please e-mail.