Jan van den Langenberg was born in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He started playing the guitar when he was thirteen and developed himself mainly as an autodidact.
After having auditioned at the age of seventeen, he was admitted to the Brabant Conservatory in Tilburg where he studied classical guitar with the famous Uruguayan guitarist Baltazar Benitez for nine years. Later, after studying the violin for several years, he started his composition studies with Jan van Dijk.
The composition and guitar studies were completed in the same year and awarded the Prix d'Excellence for guitar. In addition to a recital program, the program included a self-composed guitar concert performed by the composer and the Brabant Orchestra conducted by Lucas Vis.
Jan van den Langenberg gave solo and chamber music concerts, such as with the renowned Dutch harpsichordist Gerard Dekker and the Brabant Chamber Orchestra. He also worked as a teacher at the Brabant Conservatory (later Fontys School of the Arts).
Compositions have been published by - among others - Hal Leonard (De Haske) and the music publishing company Van Teeseling. Furthermore, numerous instrumental works, vocal repertoire, and theatre productions in collaboration with his wife Myrna.