Petra Jordan, the founder of Message of the Song, is a singer-songwriter, pianist and producer from Slovakia, based in the Netherlands. Beginning songwriting at 15, she recorded her first demo in 2001 and became a finalist in the U.S. Steel Talent Night in her home country. Petra’s musical journey has taken her to various countries, including Germany, Kuwait, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands and the USA. With a unique style combining soulful melodies and philosophical lyrics, she has recorded several albums and performed extensively across Europe and the USA. In addition to her artistic and songwriting coaching career, she also works as a Student Advisor at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam.


Songwriting coaching 

Petra has given her workshops and the Essential Songwriting Course (ESC) at various locations, including Abbey Road Institute, Haarlem Conservatory, SAE, United Pop Amsterdam and Max Guitar (Den Haag). Subjects covered in the ESC and its workshops, as well as her experience as an artist and a songwriter, are the basis used in he individual coaching sessions. 

Musical Career

She has written several albums (The Other Side (LP), Surrender (EP) and Skin Hungry (LP – to be released)), in co-production with Bai Kamara Jr., a well established Brussels-based singer/songwriter and producer. Petra has taken part at “It All Starts With A Song” songwriting retreat in California, lead by Judy Stakee (a music publisher and the artist development legend behind Cheryl Crow, Gavin DeGraw and Katy Perry) . In 2016, she received a certificate for completing the “Songwriting: “Writing the Lyrics” course with Pat Pattison (former professor of John Mayer) from Berklee Online.


At the age of 7, Petra started studying classical piano (6 years) and she has been writing her own songs since the age of 15. later in life, she delved into studying jazz piano with a Belgian composer Hans Lamal (a former student of Chick Corea), and attended jazz courses in Belgium and London. As a part of her university studies (M.A. in British and American Studies), she took classes in creative writing and various philological disciplines (including British and American Literature, morphology, lexicology, stylistics…) which add to her understanding of the use of language.