Piano Moving


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.

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.