Piano Moving

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Alamo Music Center has been in the business of selling, servicing and moving pianos since the early 1920s. You can bet that we know how to move a piano of any size from point A to point B safely and securely. Our professional piano moving team has been specially trained to relocate your instrument:

  • Pianos are sensitive, expensive and often sentimental instruments.
  • Pianos must be moved by professionals to prevent damage to the instrument and property.
  • Non-professional movers typically have a much higher rate of incident.

Why Work with Piano Movers?

Pianos are not furniture - they're instruments and often large, heavy ones at that. Not moving a piano properly into your home can result in damage to the instrument, requiring repairs and devaluing your investment off the bat, and can also physically or aesthetically alter your home.

It's never a good idea to have an inexperienced team attempt to move a piano for the following reasons:

  • Just as with piano tuners, piano movers specialize in transporting these instruments. They've developed techniques for handling uprights and the more complex grands. Piano movers also utilize specialized, more durable equipment, be it for padding the body, securing and moving the piano, or creating a temperature-controlled environment in storage and on the road.
  • Pianos contain thousands of parts, all put together to create a specific sound. Incorrectly moving the instrument can throw off or dislodge key components, affecting the piano's tone, loudness and intonation.
  • You have to move the piano with care into your home. Treating it like any piece of furniture can break the piano's legs, scratch the exterior, or take a chunk out of your home's drywall.
  • Not all pianos are the same: While newer models tend to feature carbon fiber and other lighter materials, older, used pianos are often heavier and require a team of multiple individuals to move. This is not a job for amateurs, and you could end up injured.
  • Even if the piano gets there in one piece, doesn't damage your home, and produces a clean sound, there's tuning to think about. With amateurs, even a seemingly careful job can result in having to call the piano tuner after moving the instrument into your home, adding an additional expense.

Finding Your Piano

Before Alamo Music Center helps move a piano into your home, you have multiple opportunities for exploring our instruments:

  • Online: Begin your search on our website, where you can view listings for both new and used pianos. Compare models and features, and start doing research regarding what best benefits your home or music school. Think about whether you're looking for a performance instrument, or need something compact for practicing in a smaller space. Online, you can view all listings for acoustic instruments, as well as digital and hybrid pianos.
  • San Antonio Stores: We've maintained a presence in the San Antonio area for over 90 years. In turn, we manage two stores in the city, where you can check out both grand and upright acoustic models from Kawai, Yamaha, Steinway & Sons, Baldwin, Pearl River and more manufacturers. Stop by either location to see what feels right, and after discussing financing options, we'll go into the details for moving your instrument into your home or school.
  • Kawai Showrooms: Alamo Music Center is a factory-authorized Kawai dealer, with dedicated locations in Austin and St. Louis. Make an appointment to explore used and new instruments across all Kawai lines, and after you've made your purchase, we ensure efficient, safe delivery to your location.

Thinking about purchasing an upright or grand piano from Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway & Sons, Baldwin, or another brand for your home or music school from Alamo Music Center? Contact us today to learn more about the moving process.