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Singer, Band & Songwriter

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We spend the whole year cultivating your interest in music, together with motivated friends! You get to write music, play in bands, create concerts, improve on you main instrument, and go to conserts!

Here you will have plenty of time for self-practice, so that you can develop the way YOU want. You get to participate in a band project where your genre knowledge is put to the test, as well as the opportunity to perform your music on large and small stages at Stord. Main instrument lessons are of course included with committed and skilled teachers, who are also active musicians!

In addition to this, you get to attend one of the newest folk high schools in Norway, which is located in the center of Leirvik. As a music student, it's easy to be included in social gatherings, whether it's singing in the afternoon, mini-concerts or starting a songwriting club.

As a class we must:
Learn about what it takes to be a musician.
How to motivate oneself, how to practice effectively, as well as reflections on your inner entrepeneur: what can I offer as a musician / songwriter? Why am I good enough?

Watch live footage from your favorite artist and analyze it. To play well live, we need to know what works, and why it works so well.

Improve your listening skills / theory knowledge
Having a well-developed ear is very important to be able to work as a musician. Here we learn to recognize chord drums, melodies, we also look at effective ways to study music.

Learn about different popular music genres in bands (pop, funk, fusion, jazz, etc ..)

London Baby - Musical scenes of London

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Meals included per day: 1

We're going on an inspiration trip to London. On the trip, we will experience much of what the big city has to offer, which is both socially and academically relevant to us. Among other things, I will:

  • Musical
  • Jazz club or a current big concert
  • Visit a music studio
  • Get a tour of a music institute
  • Concert setup

I keep my eyes open for bigger and smaller concerts in Norway - here you get to decide who and what I'm going to do!

Tours, Jazzclubs and pub conserts

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

We wil go on at least one tour during the schoolyear. A tour of Western Norway is planned already!

Concerts throughout the year

Mandatory: Nei

Price: Included in course price

When relevant concerts come to Norway, we try to attend a few throughout the year. Both large and small bands.

Våre turar er unike opplevingar som ofte er vanskeleg å gjennomføra på eigahand, som fjordcruise med veteranskip i nydelege Hardangerfjorden. Du vil reisa på ulike turar nært og fjernt. Nokre turar er knytt opp til dei enkelte linjene, medan andre er felles for skulen.

Veteranship MS Sunnhordland - West Coast tour

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

The school year gets off to a flying start with the whole school travelling on a veteran ship, the MS Sunnhordland, into the beautiful Hardangerfjord and around the archipelago of Sunnhordland. Me experience many great stops and enjoy beautiful scenery and unique straits onboard a historic ship!

Winter adventure

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

When winter comes, we travel to Hovden for days of skiing and alpine skiing. You can enjoy cross-country skiing in flat terrain, slalom, tobogganing, summit tours, steep hills or very steep hills. Something for all levels!

Learn about Norway, and study Norwegian at Stord Folkehøgskule.

Stord Folkehøgskule is a free-spirited folk high school. Here you can enjoy urban life in Stord, the city in the middle of nature, situated in the heart of the archipelago Sunnhordland, at the heart of the renowed Hardangerfjorden. The school has nine exciting and varied courses, including one course dedicated to learning the language and culture. We also have many fun and interesting electives, newly renovated buildings and a highly motivated staff ready to receive you. We have room for more than 100 students and we have students from all of Norway and around the world.

Read more about our Norwegian Fjords, Foods and Culture course here!

Why choose Stord?

  • Because you want friends for life, and experience a lot of new things in a good social community.
  • Follow your interests, teaming up with others with their interests.
  • Have fun electives to fill up the year with what you are curious about!
  • An active and urban center, with many exciting leisure activities at the same time as you get an incredibly short way to the fjord, the mountains, small islands, forests and fields with access to different kinds of equipment.
  • You will learn about how you make things happen in society, companies, festivals or events.

At Stord Folkehøgskule, we gather different people with different interests under one roof. Here you spend time with the students on the same course as you as well as many others from our other courses. Add exciting electives with everything from sports, creative subjects to climbing and escape room and you wil have a fantastic school year!

Stord Folkehøgskule believes in the best in people, our diversity and community strengthens us.

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