Are you certified and insured?
Yes, we are. We are certified and insured to move pianos throughout the state of Texas.
How much does it cost to ship a piano?
The cost depends on a variety of factors so there isn’t a one size fits all price. We’ll need more information from you about the piano and location to get a better idea of pricing. You can visit our pricing page to see general piano moving prices.
How much does a piano weigh?
That depends upon the type of piano. We’ve listed the average weights below.
Spinet piano: 300 – 400 lbs.
Console piano: 300 – 500 lbs.
Studio piano: 300 – 400 lbs.
Upright piano: 300 – 800 lbs.
Grand piano: 500 – 1,200 lbs.
How do you move pianos?
That depends upon the location, but our basic, run of the mill move usually consists of us wrapping your piano in heavy pads (or a piano cover if one’s available) and then wrapping that with heavy duty plastic wrap to keep the padding in place as well as protect your piano from moisture. We also remove the lyre, pedal box, backstay, and legs so the piano can be placed on a piano board to be safely moved to our moving trucks. Once there, the board’s wheels are locked and we secure your piano in place so it doesn’t move while we’re in transit to the destination.
What do I need to do before you move my piano?
Not much. Just be sure to clear the area surrounding the piano as well as the pathways to all entrances / exits so we can safely move your piano faster.
Do I need to be present while you move my piano?
Not always. We’re flexible in that regard and we’re always willing to work with our customers, but we do prefer that you be on the premises. We like to have the piano owner present just so you can have peace of mind knowing that your piano is in good hands with us.
Do you only do local piano moves?
No. We regularly make trips from Dallas out to Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Lubbock, and more cities depending on your needs. We try to time the moves so we can move multiple pianos at a time and keep your moving cost down. However, we’re always willing to work to fulfill your moving needs.
Do you use day laborers to move pianos?
No. We don’t. Our movers are experienced and understand the importance of a safe piano move.
What information do I need to get a quote?
Basic information about the type of piano, the origin location, and destination. You can see the full list on our free quote form.
Does my piano need to be tuned after its moved?
It shouldn’t need it as moving your piano doesn’t affect its tuning. However, the temperature, room size, and humidity of the new space may affect the piano’s sound when compared to the old space. You’ll want to wait a couple of weeks to let your piano become acclimated to the new location and then determine whether you need to get it tuned.
How often should my piano be tuned / serviced?
Service frequency depends on how old your piano is. New pianos need to be tuned between 2 – 4 times in the first year, then 1 – 2 times the second year, and only once a year after that. You can always have it serviced or tuned as many times as you want, but this is the minimum amount that we recommend. Bear in mind that your climate and the piano’s location on your property can also affect its performance so keep an ear out for any irregularities in its pitch, touch, and tone.
Where is the best place to store my piano?
The best place for piano storage is a climate and temperature controlled space that has little to no exposure to regular sunlight. This will keep your piano in excellent shape and ensure that its finish won’t fade from any unintentional exposure to sunlight. You’ll also want to keep it a few inches off the ground so the piano stays the same temperature as the storage space.
Can you store my piano?
Yes! We offer piano storage in our temperature and climate controlled warehouse at affordable rates.
How much does it cost to store a piano?
This depends on the type of piano as well as how long you need to store it. Get in touch for a free storage quote.