Live and practise in the castle on an instrument of us or of your own!

More than just one lesson per week – just Intensive!

A real “clausura” – totally focussed!

People with addictions as nicotine or alcohol abuse will be excluded before entry,
it is an elite training which exceeds the level of music academies.
The addiction potential in everybody will be transformed into output.

Contact Wolfgang Ellenberger, to be informed and present yourself by e-mail!


1 to 1

1 to 1

1:1 piano lesson as single date @ Schloss Sumiswald

Please mail your date request (Friday thru Sunday) to
Wolfgang [AT]

or call +41 76 784 43 22
to make a date.

Skype – Zoom – Videolesson

Skype – Zoom – Videolesson

A piano lesson via Skype or Zoom or other video-software: Book and then mail to Wolfgang [AT] with your date proposal (Friday thru Sunday)

Nach Bezahlen Termin per Mail anfragen!
piano store Krompholz in BERNE

piano store Krompholz in BERNE

Alexander Steinegger, CEO of Musikhaus Krompholz

the owner of Musikhaus Krompholz, Alexander Steinegger, receives the piano master-class participants exclusively on Friday evening of the week-end with an Apero.

Then all instruments can be played – and bought…..

Have a look at his website:

In the neighbour building we have rented two studios with high value acoustical grand pianos. The room with two of them will be used for teaching and practising at other times, the other room is for practising.

Something interesiting for Docs: Just around the corner is the public Kocher Park. Named after the surgeon who was chief doctor of the Inselspital Bern and who invented the Kocher’s forceps! You can walk in the parc!

Sumiswald Castle

Sumiswald Castle

November 06th thru 09th, 2025 master-class CH09

November 06th thru 09th, 2025 master-class CH09

piano class for Docs – CH09

Thursday 06th November 2025 (beginning 18:00 hrs) – Sunday 09th November 2025 (until 16:00 hrs)

Sleep and practise in the historic castle of Sumiswald in the famous Swiss Emmental. Some participants even get a practising instrument at their hotel room! Where do you get that?


In this castle is the headquarters of the association which is organising this event.

The lessons are then given in the castle. To get a sleeping room inside the same castle we recommend to book there immediately after booking the class: if already booked out, go to Gasthof Bären or DLZ – Dienstleistungszentrum Sumiswald. Or you park on the castle parking with your mobile home for free.

All participants get three teaching units of 45 minutes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (on Sunday possibly only 30 minutes according to booking situation).

Thursday evening we meet and share our dedication to the piano and play to each other some pieces. ON Sunday afternoon from 14:00 to 16:00 hrs we have a little final recital which will possibly be transmitted by livestream so that all your friends at home can watch us online.

On Friday evening at 19:00 hrs (according to number of participants earlier) we get an exclusive tour through the big piano store and we can buy out all of the pianos there – LOL!

In your free time you have occasion to visit the touristic attractions in the famous Emmental (show production of cheese etc.) and of the UNESCO world heritage old city of Bern with all of its attractions.

Please book with this button. If seats are sold out this will be displayed before payment – then book for another date of master-class:

exclusive Hotel!

If you want to bring your partner just book a double room as hotel. Your partner may assist as listener for free.

our successful time structure:

Thursday18:00 – open-endwarm-up and know each other in the castle
Friday 08:00 – 19:15 hrsteaching and practising in the castle (+ touristics!)
This time frame means 12 lessons of 45 minutes with breaks for the teacher
Parallel practising in the castle
19:30 – open-endApero and exclusive tour @ Krompholz (according to participant number earlier at 17:00 hrs)
Saturday08:00 – 21:00teaching + practising in the castle (+ touristics!)
Sunday07:00 – 13:00 teaching + practising in the castle (+ touristics!)
14:00 – 16:00Final recital in cafeteria of castle possibly with LIVESTREAM
(click on menu point LIVESTREAM above!)
exclusive Hotel!