Transporting Your Baby Grand Piano Without Professional Movers (Part III)

Be sure to retune your piano after you move it.

Once the piano is shielded with moving blankets, you and your crew can securely raise the upright piano onto the dolly. When raising the piano, make sure to have someone on every side of the instrument. To avoid injuries, your moving crew should take certain precautions, like bending the knees to prevent hurting their backs. When the piano is on the dolly, carefully transport it to the moving truck.

Moving a grand piano

Before moving a grand piano, it’s critical that you lower and secure the top lid. If you can, use a screwdriver to disassemble the piano legs and pedals. Carefully, remove all legs off the grand piano. When removing the legs from the piano, be sure your crew is in place to stop the side of your piano from hitting the ground when the legs are gone. Wrap the lid, keys and every side of the piano in moving blankets. Lockdown all blankets with tape. 

Also, you’ll want to wrap the piano’s pedals and legs in separate moving blankets. Be sure these pieces are secure and safe, then lightly tilt the piano onto the piano board. Secure the piano to the piano board using straps. When moving the piano board, have several crew members help to stop any accidents. After you successfully transport the grand piano into your new house, you’ll have to re-assemble the pedals and legs. Be sure to get a crew to help you with this part too.

Once the move is finished, it is suggested that you re-tune your piano and do a good clean using a damp washcloth.

When you consider it, the cost is worth it, using professional piano movers will guarantee that your valuable grand piano gets to your new home in good condition and will save you plenty of effort, time, and headaches.

A piano can weigh more than 1,000 pounds and one wrong step can damage the whole musical instrument. Additionally, if you don’t know how to transport a baby grand piano, you will risk hurting yourself quite badly.