Piano moving services are available for your local and
long distance needs. Moving is quoted separately as to the
type of piano, distance, and difficulty of the move.
For pricing of a move, it is helpful if you know the make
and model of the piano. If you are uncertain of this information,
try to determine the height measurement of an upright, or
the length of a grand. This helps determine the difficulty
of the move.
Another factor in determining difficulty is whether or not
we can transport the piano on concrete surfaces as opposed
to grass when coming out of the building.
The number of steps involved is always under consideration
when we do a move, so try to have a count of the number of
steps at each point of the move.
Our best advantage to pick-up and deliver your piano is if
we can back-up the truck directly in front of the door and
possibly put a ramp onto the porch or steps. A steep hill
or landscaping in the yard may be an obstacle for this. Sprinklers
and septic tanks are also a consideration.
Generally there is no damage to your yard from driving on
it with a truck. It is always a question of how recently
it rained and how hard your ground is. Some worry a little
too much on this issue as we have driven on hundreds of lawns
without consequence. A good rain and a lawn cutting solves
any record of us being there, so take an aspirin and let
us drive on the grass. This simplifies and adds safety to
Of course distance is a cost factor with the price of gas
what it is. We generally have some idea of distance, but
it is often helpful if you can tell us or have the zip code
of both the pick-up & delivery locations.
You may want to consider we may need to pick-up and/or deliver
other pianos while transporting yours to the destination.
This saves time and gas and money for all of us.
A phone conversation helps get all the information discussed
and questions settled. Call 615-227-3062.
Tuning your piano when we deliver it
Although it is sometimes not practical we suggest tuning
the piano when we deliver it. This saves time and appointments,
and money, as we will do it for about half of what you
would pay for a separate tuning appointment.
It is occasionally necessary to allow a piano to acclimate
to its new location if it is truly going through a significant
change in temperature and humidity in the course of the move.
For example several days in a truck in hot or cold weather
would possibly make this the case. This is not always set
in stone however. Acclimation is only an important factor
for pianos that are already close to being in tune.
Often a piano that we tune has been left unattended for a
number of years and requires more than one tuning to get
the best possible result. Especially in this situation it
is quite reasonable to pitch-raise the piano and allow it
to do a little settling from this and acclimate a bit at
the same time after which, a follow-up tuning can be done.
This saves a trip for the piano tuner and you some money.
An in-town move seldom changes the temperature and humidity
of the instrument enough to have a concern over acclimating.
Generally the amount that the piano is affected by acclimation
is not discernable to most players. If they always kept the
piano tuned and had a really good ear, there is a slight
chance that they would notice a climate change in a piano.
When in doubt, TUNE YOUR PIANO. It will sound a lot better
and you’ll enjoy it more.
Call 615-227-3062 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org