Piano Moving

Ann’s Family Moving can move your piano safely across LA and the Southland, with full
service including inside delivery and pick-up.

Piano Moving

How Professional Piano Movers Move Baby and Grand Pianos

The most critical part of moving your piano is packing. We carefully wrap the piano in a series of blankets so that the surface of the piano won’t be scuffed or gouged. (Refinishing pianos can be very expensive!)

Second in importance is avoiding bumps and scrapes during the move. Professional piano movers have specialized tools, including a piano dolly (heavy-duty four-wheeled dolly with uni-directional wheels that can support a piano’s weight), and a piano board (a long board that the piano is strapped to for stability and protection against sudden movement during the move).

Here’s an example “storyline” of how we would move a grand piano:

1. We begin by preparing the grand piano for the move. We remove the lyre of the piano, as well as the lid and the piano lid hinges. We wrap all piano parts carefully in blankets, and lay two blankets over the top of the piano board.

2. While two movers hold the piano up, a third mover removes the left and rear piano legs. (The piano legs either be unscrewed or released at the turn of a wooden or metal tab).

3. The piano movers then ease the piano onto the piano board.

4. Next, the piano movers remove the remaining (right) leg.

5. The piano movers wrap the piano in moving blankets, leaving air vents to prevent condensation within the piano.

6. The piano movers then strap the piano to the piano board, ensuring that any belts or buckles attached to the straps do not gouge the piano.

7. The grand piano on the piano board is placed on a sturdy four-wheeled piano dolly.

8. The piano movers can now safely move the piano into the truck.

Besides grand pianos, we are also experienced at moving the following additional pianos.

SPINET / CONSOLE PIANO
Vertical pianos taller than 36 inches, but not more than 42 inches tall.

STUDIO UPRIGHT PIANOS
Vertical pianos taller than 42 inches, but no taller than 46 inches.

UPRIGHT PIANO
Vertical pianos taller than 46 inches.

PLAYER UPRIGHT PIANO
Vertical pianos taller than 42 inches, with an electric or pump player mechanism built into the piano case.

SPINET ORGAN
Small organs whose pedals cannot be detached before moving, and/or that have a maximum of two 44- note keyboards with one octave attached.

CONSOLE ORGAN
Larger organs with detachable pedals and/or with more than two 44-note keyboards, with more than one octave attached.

CONCERT ORGAN
Organs with detachable pedals and larger than 44 inches high, 31 inches wide, and 56 inches long, and/or a combined volume greater than 44 cubic feet.

BABY GRAND PIANO
Grand pianos no longer than 6 feet.

STUDIO GRAND PIANO
Grand pianos longer than 6 feet, but no longer than 6 feet 6 inches.

PARLOR GRAND PIANO
Grand pianos longer than 6 feet 6 inches, but no longer than 7 feet 6 inches.

CONCERT GRAND PIANO
Grand pianos longer than 7 feet 6 inches in length, but no longer than 9 feet.

PLAYER BABY GRAND PIANOS
Grand pianos no longer than 6 feet, with an electric or pump player mechanism attached to the case.

PLAYER STUDIO GRAND PIANO
A grand piano longer than 6 feet but no longer than 6 feet 6 inches, with an electric or pump player mechanism attached to the case.

PLAYER PARLOR GRAND PIANO
A grand piano longer than 6 feet 6 inches but no longer than 7 feet 6 inches, with an electric or pump player mechanism attached to the case.

PLAYER CONCERT GRAND PIANO
A grand piano longer than 7 feet 6 inches but no longer than 9 feet, with an electric or pump player mechanism attached to the case.

Call us now for a free quote!

Call Ann’s Family Moving at 323-981-6800 or contact us for a free, no-obligation quote on your piano move.

We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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