Electric guitar

Where: USF Verftet, 1st floor, Rehearsal space A
Course duration: 10 hours

Level 1: 4:00 pm  – 6:00 pm
Level 2: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Start date: Monday, November 4th 2019
Sign up for the November course here!

The electric guitar has been the very symbol of rock music for a long time but is a versatile instrument which can be utilised in several genres. By using certain pedals and amplifiers you can shape your sound into virtually any style.

At the beginner’s course, you get an introduction to the guitar as an instrument and the use of guitar amps. You learn simple techniques, basic chords, riffs and songs.

At the advanced course, you add on to the knowledge from the beginner’s course. You will learn more challenging songs and chords, as well as an insight into different scales. You also get the chance to learn about guitar pedals and effects. 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 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

  • Bring your own guitar, jack cable and tuner. Guitar amps are available at the course.
  • You can also rent a guitar if you do not have one yourself. The rent is 200 kr for 5 weeks.
  • Each course consists of groups of no more than 5 participants.
  • The course period is 5 weeks, with each session lasting 2 hours (including break time)

Course fees autumn 2019

  • kr. 1240*,- 25 years or younger/student
  • kr. 1440*,- 26 years or older
    *includes an AKKS-membership. if you’re already a member the membership fee is subtracted from the course fee
  • kr. 2500,- if you do not wish to become a member

About the instructors

Photo: Francisco Munoz

Level 1: Nora Shikoswe Hougsnaes has been playing the guitar for nearly 10 years, and is known for her solo project Shikoswe. She came to prominence with her dream-like pop music playing clubs in both Norway and Denmark, and her debut album received outstanding critics. The guitar is essential both to her songwriting and live performances.




Level 2: Tom Crozier has been playing the guitar for 13 years, and has been involved in several bands over the years, e.g. Verdensrommet. Tom has been an instructor at AKKS Bergen for several years and appreciates a range of genres. He has also taught himself music theory and advanced techniques. Tom is passionate about people expressing themselves, and cultivating the individual’s own techniques, approach and taste.


Photo: Embla Karidotter

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. If you have any enquiries, please contact our general manager via bergen@akks.no. The offer is supported and funded by Bufdir.

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