Band course

Meet other musicians and get better at your instrument on AKKS ‘band course!

AKKS’s band course is the course for you who want to meet other musicians, want to get better at your instrument in collaboration with others and want to play in a band.

During the course weeks, your band will select two to three songs that you work on during the course, either cover songs or make your own songs. With you, you have an instructor with broad experience from music life. The instructor will guide the bands in song material, interaction and communication. Self-practice is expected between course days. After completing the course, we play a concert for friends and acquaintances where you can show what you have learned. Ahead of the concert, we have a sound test.

Our band courses are very social courses with a focus on interaction, music understanding and playing joy. Here you get lots of good musical training! Our courses focus on a feeling of mastery and joy of playing, and the teaching takes place in a safe environment, in bands of up to six participants. Large parts of the courses will be arranged according to the level of the participants.

The course plan

Course day 1: We get to know each other and the rehearsal room + Communication in a band. Everyone brings with them 2 songs they love and would like to play. The group chooses a song they practice on until the next course day.

Course day 2: Band rehearsal- We start playing songs! The band lands on the 2-3 songs they want to play at the concert. We’re talking about songwriting.

Course day 3: Interaction – how to play together? + Band rehearsal

Course day 4: Band rehearsal

Course day 5: Band identity and preparations for the concert: We choose the band name, write a presentation of the band, make raids and talk about stage communication!

Course day 6: Last rehearsal before the concert

During the course, the focus will be on interaction and communication, which are the basic elements for making a band work well. It is therefore important that all participants are also willing to work together to have a good band environment.

At the band course, the others in the band are dependent on you and your instrument, so it is important that you come to the course days, any extra rehearsals you set up and of course play at the AKKS concert.

At the concert you can invite friends and acquaintances to come and watch. Ahead of the concert, there will be both sound tests and of course “hanging” backstage.


Our band courses are for both beginners and advanced. The only condition is that you can play your instrument. So if you come straight from an instrument course or have learned your instrument on your own, our band course is for you. The instructor of the course will help with adapting song material to your level.

Practical about the course
  • Bring your instrument: guitar, drumsticks, bass or other. Amplifiers, microphones, piano and drum kits are on site.
  • If you need a guitar or bass, AKKS Bergen has someone to rent.
  • In each course we have room for 1 drummer, 2 vocalists, 2 guitarists, 1 bassist or 1 pianist. The bands will be put together automatically upon registration. This means that some places e.g. drummer space can quickly become full.
  • In addition to each course day, we encourage the band to rehearse extra in the room without an instructor, day and time are agreed internally in the band.
  • The course runs over 6 times with 1.5 hours of teaching (incl. Break) each course day.
  • The teaching takes place in groups of up to 6 participants.
  • Included in the course price is a compendium with practical info about playing in a band and how to get started with songwriting.
  • The course is held at USF Verftet, 2nd floor.
AKKS course for us with disabilities

If you need to bring an assistant or companion to the course, state this in the registration form and we can arrange for this. Unfortunately, our course rooms are not wheelchair accessible. Feel free to get in touch and we can look at how we can arrange for you to participate.

We have two type of courses: 
  • Youth course 12 to 16 years
  • Ordinary courses from 15 years- no no upper age limits.

Our courses focus the joy of playing music, as well as mastering the instrument on every step of the way. The teaching takes place in a safe environment, in groups of up to five participants. Large parts of the courses will be arranged according to the level of the participants.

To see when the next gitar course will start and to sign up for the course please visit out Norwegian page:

Bandcourse from 15 years

Bandcourse for young people 12 to 16 years


See our Norwegian page for information.

Music activity for everyone

AKKS Bergen does not want economics to stand in the way of participation at our courses. We therefore have a limited number of places that are free for those under 18 and where the family has limited finances. To use this offer, you select this at the courseregistration form. If you have the Activity Card from Bergen kommune, this can also be used with us. If you have any questions, please contact us at This is supported by BUFDIR.

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