This is not something for a 1-2 days trip to Oslo. But for a longer period, if time allows and you’re keen on spending few hours a week trying to catch up with some basic or advanced knowledge about how to play guitar, bass, piano, drums, how to sing or how the stage sound works, the AKKS school is the perfect solution. If you’re lucky and catch a one day seminar in one artistic field, that’s recommended for a short stay in the city. And even if the school is mainly trying to support girls in the beginning of their musical careers, I have seen plenty of guys attending classes as well.
I personally took the drumming course for intermediates. It was 8 sessions of 4 hours each, once per week. It was absolutely enjoyable. Really great atmosphere among colleagues, dedicated teacher and friendly environment altogether. Plus the school is mainly handled by volunteers, hence everybody is always willing to help you with information and suggestions. The rehearsal halls are available at anytime outside course hours, and that is very handy for someone with a hectic schedule.
Another really cool thing about the school is that they offer a ‘band class‘ where you learn a song together with other members of the band and after few weeks you end up performing it on the stage at the bar Blå (Check out the article).