On the vocal course at AKKS, you become more confident in your voice, both by singing in a group and singing alone in front of the other participants.

Our courses focus on a feeling of mastery and joy of playing, and 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.

Beginner course

At vocal level 1, you learn basic singing technique and voice use, as well as warm-up techniques and breathing exercises. Through exercises in vocal technique, you will develop your relationship to your own voice and be left with basic knowledge of singing. This course is for those who have sung little or have little experience with the singing technique. Do you have e.g. experience from choir we recommend level 2.

In the course you will get an introduction to microphone technique and the use of singing systems. Participants will also learn exercises they can use during self-practice. Some self-practice is expected between the course days.

Advance course

At vocal level 2, we work to cultivate your personal voice and expression. Through exercises, we work to develop scope, timbre, intonation and volume. Songs and vocal exercises are used to develop the vocal technique. In addition, we will try to improvise. From previous knowledge, one must know basic singing technique and warm-up exercises, as this course will not have as much focus on this as our level 1 course. If you are in doubt about which level to choose, contact us.

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Practical about the course
  • 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 5 participants.
  • Included in the course price is a compendium with practical info on singing technique and exercises.
  • It is possible to practice for free in AKKS ‘rehearsal rooms between the course days, Monday to Friday before kl. 17.00 and on weekends, for course participants.
  • 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.

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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 course will start and to sign up for the course please visit out Norwegian page:

Vocal-course for beginners

Vocal-course for advance

Vocal-course for young people- beginner

Vocal-course for young people- advance


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 kontoret@bergen.akks.no. This is supported by BUFDIR.

If you have any questions, please contact us at kontoret@bergen.akks.no