“During my study at Abbey Road Institute in Amsterdam, I’ve had the time of my life. Not only I increased my theoretical knowledge, I was participating in many practical workshops as well. One of them has taught me excellent skills when it comes to good songwriting. The workshop ‘Message of the Song’ by Petra Jordan, is one I would like to mention in particular. I’m a producer, not a songwriter, but this workshop gave me plenty of teachings about lyrics to be helpful to my customers during the writing process. If needed, of course.

It literally taught me how to bring out the true message of the song. How you connect various words with each other into one cohesive, clarified story. How your keywords are key when you want to be sure that you say what you have to say. A hands-on workshop with a great interaction between Petra and the students. Actually, you start learning to write proper lyrics immediately, because she pinpoints the most important strategy of lyric writing straight away! Do I recommending it? Oh yes! Message of the Song teaches what it says.”

Adam Seller

“Lyrics.. .Setting the scene.. Prosody…Just a few things that Petra Jordan teaches you during her class on writing lyrics… It helped me to see things from a totally new and different angle when producing songs or festival intros…
Besides a very clear and effective class… it’s So Much Fun.!!”

Henny Vas

“I participated in a songwriting workshop led by Petra … along with other singer-songwriters. Back then I had no clue on songwriting structure. After the workshop, it opened me up to dig more into strengthening my songwriting skills. Petra is very passionate, driven and warm. I highly recommend her workshops.”    

Cathy Shannon

Impressions from workshops given at:

Max Guitar
Max Guitar Students
SAE Institute
United Pop Amsterdam
Abbey Road Institute
ARI Road