To see when the next drum course will start
and to sign up for the course please visit
our Norwegian page.

Drums make up the rhythm section in the band.


At the beginner’s course, Drums 1, you get an introduction to the drum kit as an instrument, and you learn how to assemble and take apart the drum kit. You play basic rhythms and practice techniques.

At the advanced course, Drums 2, the playing is more challenging both technically and musically. You learn techniques such as paradiddles and double strokes. We recommend you complete two beginner’s courses before you enrol in this course.

Our courses are largely tailored to the skills of the participants. The courses are originally in Norwegian but can be adapted to accommodate the English speaking students.

All our courses focus on the joy of playing music, as well as mastering the instrument on every step of the way. The courses are usually in small groups consisting of 3 to 5 participants.


Info about the course

  • There are drum sets for each participant at the course, you only bring your own drumsticks.
  • You can rehearse in the rehearsal spaces for free between the course dates: Monday through Friday before 5:00 pm and all day during the weekends.
  • Each course consists of groups of no more than 3 participants.
  • The course period is 5 weeks, with each session lasting 2 hours (including break time)

Music should be available to everyone

Your personal economy shouldn’t be a barrier if you want to participate in music activities. If you’re under 18 you or your parents/legal guardians can apply to get reduces fees or the fee completely covered by us. If you’re a holder of Aktivitetskortet (The Activity Card from Bergen Kommune), you can use it here.

To make use of this offer, please check the boxes that apply in the application form. The offer is supported and funded by Bufdir.

Are you unsure of your skill level, or have any other enquiries?
Please contact us via kontoret@bergen.akks.no.