Piano Moving FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a piano mover?

Pianos are heavy instruments, but also surprisingly delicate. Don’t risk hurting yourself or others, or damaging the piano or your property! This type of work requires special tools, equipment, and knowledge.

Why should I use Mountain Piano Movers?

With over 30 years of experience, Mountain Piano Movers has the correct equipment and knowledge to safely move your piano. Many general moving companies claim to have the experience when, in fact, they do not. 

How are pianos moved?

Carefully! Grand Pianos are turned on their side, the legs and lyre are removed, covered with blankets, and the piano is ratchet strapped to a skid board and dolly. Upright Pianos are typically moved on a dolly and ratchet strapped to the inside of a covered trailer.

Be cautious of anyone claiming that your piano can be moved in the bed of a pickup truck or in an uncovered trailer.

Do I need to have my piano tuned after moving?

Yes! After your piano is moved to its new location it needs to acclimate for approximately 2 weeks before it can be properly tuned. We recommend that you contact Volunteer Piano the day it is moved and schedule an appointment 2 weeks out.


How much notice do I need to give Mountain Piano Movers?

As much notice as possible. Typically, this is a week to two weeks.

Can we do the job by ourselves?

We do not recommend trying to move a piano yourself. Even small upright pianos can cause injury, damage to the piano, or damage to property if not handled correctly.