Pianoles Den Haag Laurie Carpenter, enthousiaste en motiverende pianodocent in Den Haag. Jazz, pop, overige lichte muziek en klassiek. Pianolessen aan huis in Den Haag voor jongeren en volwassenen.

Laurie Carpenter Piano Lessons in Den Haag

Piano Lessons in The Hague

Hi, I'm Laurie, piano and trumpet teacher in The Hague. Learning to play the piano is not only an incredibly useful skill but also an enjoyable and fulfilling process. The instrument can be a gateway into understanding and experiencing music, which is why I believe the piano should be made available to everyone.

Piano for Children and Adults

If you have a child or know someone who has developed an interest in learning the piano, you'd like to learn it as a second instrument, or you are a working professional who just fancies trying something new, I'd be happy to get you started on your musical journey.

What to expect?

You can learn how to read music, understand simple music theory, play simple chords and scales, develop your own creativity, and we can focus on playing some classical/jazz/pop pieces and even work towards taking online performance exams. I will develop enjoyable lessons tailored specifically to you.  

Making the first Steps

In the beginning piano can be very overwhelming! I take a lot of time on the basics as there is always a lot to learn and take in. I use a variety of beginner method books and resources to help you build your confidence in understanding the piano itself, developing your co-ordination skills, learning to understand the musical notes on the page, developing your musical ear and understanding of basic music theory.

Piano Lessons Jazz - Pop

After having covered the basics of piano playing, theory and reading skills, many of my students move on to playing classical, jazz, blues or pop pieces, practising scales and finger exercises as well as further strengthening their sight-reading skills.


Or if you perhaps wish to get away from notes written down on the page I can help you to develop your own creativity by understanding theory and applying it to chordal playing, composing and improvising and playing by ear.

Practical Lessons

From the age of 12, I had classical piano lessons and have always studied the piano as a secondary instrument to the trumpet. I continue to play piano as a hobby and during my studies at the conservatory I developed an interest in jazz piano playing. You can therefore feel confident that no matter what your interest may be (perhaps you haven't figured this one out yet), I can give you high quality fun and enjoyable training in your own interests.

No Piano yet?

There are a lot of options and things to consider when working out how to get hold of or buy a keyboard/piano which can be confusing and sometimes stressful! I am happy to give advice to ensure the choice you make is right for you.

Online Lessons

For the last couple of years, I have been teaching lots of students online. Many have found this way not only to be very suitable, but actually their preferred style of learning.  Sometimes nothing can be better and simpler than learning in the comfort of your own home. As a teacher I often find the best solution is a mix of both online and live lessons. We can experiment and find the best solution for you.

Lesson Location

I live in The Hague and teach from my apartment on a Yamaha Acoustic Upright and Electric piano. I'm pretty flexible, so if you're pushed for time or need to work out a better solution, I am happy to travel to another location close by if it's convenient!

Get in touch

If any of the above sparks your interest for you or a family member, or perhaps you feel like gifting someone you know with some piano lessons, please do get in touch.

Trumpet Lessons

Looking for a Trumpet teacher in The Hague? That's me too!

About Laurie

Born and raised in the colourful and vibrant seaside city of Brighton (UK), Laurie Carpenter began playing the trumpet aged 7, the piano aged 12 and grew up playing in the local Brighton and London music scene. He studied classical music at Royal Holloway University of London where he graduated with honours and won the Dame Felicity Lott award for performance in 2014.

Since then he has resided in the Netherlands playing and studying with many musicians from the Dutch and European jazz scene. In 2016 he graduated from Codarts Conservatory Cum Laude having studied formally under the Dutch jazz-master Jarmo Hoogendijk amongst others. In 2018 he graduated with a master's degree from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

He has been working for many years as a Brass and Piano teacher in various schools, including the British School in the Netherlands, Kew House School, London Youth Conservatoire, SWS Music, Musico South as well as Vivaldi Music Lessons. To date he has made numerous appearances at jazz venues and festivals in and around the Netherlands and currently resides in The Hague (NL) teaching students, giving performances and making music with friends.

Located in

  • Den Haag

Lesson location

  • At your home
  • Den Haag
  • Online
  • At teacher's location


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Dutch

Great teacher!

Laurie is a great teacher who is always patient and encouraging. He explains things really well to me and makes learning the piano enjoyable. I have really improved quickly since starting lessons with him in January. 
Jacob, age 12.

He Finds Fun Music!

I really enjoy the lessons. He finds fun music I like to play like the Addams family.
Max, age 7.

Inspirational Piano Teacher

Laurie is a friendly, inspirational and insightful teacher who has been teaching piano to my 9 yr old son for the past 2 years. After losing some interest when a previous teacher left Laurie remarkably transformed my sons interest and guided him through a great pass in Grade 1.  He is very patient and clearly understands how challenging it can be for a beginner, offering useful insights and interesting new pieces to help support my sons learning and keep him motivated. When I asked my son what he likes best about Laurie he said that he liked the fact that Laurie was kind and structured the lessons so he learned a lot but had a lot of fun at the same time,  especially when they learned pop songs together!
In short Laurie is an excellent teacher who we would strongly recommend.
Seve, age 9.

Encouraging Teacher!

Laurie is a very patient and encouraging teacher who communicates his knowledge and enjoyment of music through his style of teaching. I have already recommended him to several friends.
Catriona, Mature Student.

Music is Food for the Soul

"This will be our reply to violence: to make more music intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before'' 

Leonard Bernstein - composer, conductor, pianist