AKKS Bergen courses- In english


Want to learn how to play an instrument or meet other people interested in music?

AKKS offers instrument courses  within guitar, drums, bass, DJ, vocal, piano, electronic music and band. Both basic and advanced level.  Our courses are normally  in Norwegian, but can be accommodated for English-speakingers. Scroll this page to learn about our different courses and the terms for signing up.

To sign up for a course, use the forms on the main page for each course. There you wil find updated times, prices and information about who is teaching the course.

About AKKS Bergen courses

What level to sign up for?
Level 1 // beginners  = I have not played before, or played very little
Level 2 // advanced  = I’ve gone on two beginner courses and / or know the basics.
The instructor adapts the courses after the level of the group.

Total Course time
The course runs over 5 weeks with a total of 10 hours.
Courses are held in groups of three to five participants. Piano and drum courses are only 3 participants.
If the course is full, you can ask to be on the waiting list.

Rent an instrument?
We have acoustic guitars,  electric guitars and basses for rent. The fee is 200 NOK for a whole course period.
If you do  rent a guitar or bass, you have to bring the instrument home during their course period.
For the drum and piano courses we have drum kits and pianos at the course location.

Do you have any questions please send us an email or give us a call at +4755557555.

Vocal Classes 1 & 2

Beginner level from 17:00-19:00 
Advanced level from 19:00-21:00

In our vocal course you will practice vocal confidence, both by singing alone and with others, and adding background vocals on others solo.

You`ll start with basic warm-up and breathing exercises. Participants learn audio and microphone techniques, and how to use a PA system. The beginners course provides an introduction to basic singing techniques.

The advanced course will focus more on phrasing techniques, improvisation accompaniment, and will seek to cultivate personal voice and promote personal expression.

Bass 1 & 2

Beginner level from  17:oo-19:oo
Advanced level from 19:00-21:00


In the bass course you go through different styles and techniques. You will become familiar with the instrument, its structure and basic amp use. Beginners will get an introduction in the basics; practicing different scales, playing with metronome and simple backintracks. There are no prerequisites.

At the advanced course you will work with more advanced techniques and styles, improvisation and play more challenging tracks.

Don’t have an instrument? It’s possible to rent a bass!

Electric guitar 1 & 2

Beginner level from 17:00-19:00
Advanced level from 19:00-21:00


In the course for beginners you`ll learn how to maintain the guitar as well as an introduction to the guitar amp. You get familiar with the most basic chords, simple riffs and learn to play songs with few chords.

In the advanced course you will learn a bigger song and chord repertoire, gain insight into different scales and improvisation.

Don’t have an instrument? It’s possible to rent guitar!

Drum Courses 1 & 2

Beginner level  from 17:00-19:00
Advanced level from 19:00-21:00


In our drum classes you will get a basic introduction to percussion; assembly, rigging, dismantling, and tuning of the drums.

Thhe beginner class focuses how to keep a steady pace to simple rhythmic figures. You will try swirling, fills and transitions that spice up the drum game. There are no prerequisites.

In the advanced course it becomes more challenging technically and musically. You will try techniques such as paradidler and double blow.

Acoustic guitar 1 & 2

Beginner level from 17:00-19:00
Advanced level from

Want to become a singer-songwriter ?
Then this guitar course is perfect for you!

In our acoustic guitar courses you will get an introduction to the guitar and we go through various playing techniques. In the beginner class you will learn to tune the guitar, basic chords, basic dur- and minor chords and songs with few chords.
The advanced course is basically a continuation of the beginner class, where you will learn an extended song and chord repertoire and gain insight into more advanced styles.


Beginner level  from 17:00-19:00
Advanced level from 19:00-21:00

Elpiano is suitable for heavy rock, pop, rock and house. The piano is a versatile instrument and perfectly suited for production and songwriting. In these piano courses you will learn various styles and techniques. We focus on a sense of empowerment and  the joy of playing.

In the beginner class, we work with different major scale and chords to start playing songs early on. Moreover, one goes in depth of playing techniques and the most common the cords.

The course for advanced builds on the beginner class and is for those who know the basics, but wants to become more technical. You will work with more advanced techniques and styles, different scales and improvisation. We recommend two beginner courses before you sign up for this course. Large parts of the course will be set up according to the level of the participants.

DJ courses
From 17:00-19:00 or
From 19:00-21:00

This course will provide an introduction to DJ equipment, how it connects and how it works. Participants gain insight into beatmatching, a DJ technique where you manually adjust the tempo of different songs and create transitions between songs using volumfaders and 3-band equalizers.

The course uses mainly cd players, and use music such as rap, house, trance, techno and disco. The five-week DJ course ends up in a evening where participants get to show what they’ve learned and get people to dance!

Electronic music

From 18:00 to 20:00
During the course you will get an introduction to sound design, song-building processes and the composition of melody. The aim of the course is to find your personal expression, share tips and experiences and complete a song by the end of the course.

Each participant must bring headphones and own PC with software to arrange and produce music, also called Digital Audio Workstation. There are several applications that can be used, so if you use Logic Pro, Cubase or Ableton Live you will get the same benefit from the course.
AKKS Bergen has Korg Minilogue analog synthesizers to use during the course.


Band course

The AKKS band course is both social and educational. Many have started their music career performing at AKKS band courses. Whole band may also enroll.


In the band course you and your band select two to three songs that you work with during the course. With you is a professional instructor with extensive experience as a coach, which guides and gives feedback. Band courses are highly social courses focusing on teamwork and enthusiasm. Here you will get lots of good musical training!
You can enroll as individual musician or a band. Bands are put together based on age and genre preferences.
If you know someone you want to be in a band, feel free to let us know.

In addition each band  will get one free session of three hours of private practice in Bergen AKKS their rehearsal rooms at USF during the training period.
After five weeks, the course ends with a concert at the legendary venue Garage, where you can invite friends and acquaintances to come and watch!