Electric guitar

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


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, Elgitar 1,  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, Elgitar 2, 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.


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.
  • 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)

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 email: kontoret@bergen.akks.no.