Piano moving deserves a category all its own, not just because pianos are at once enormously heavy, unwieldy and delicate, but also because they can hold sentimental value capable of producing everything from a Chopin nocturne to a Joplin rag. Moving your piano can be quite the task. Not just because of the delicate nature of the instrument, but because it’s something that’s extremely dear and valuable to you.
As piano movers we’ve successfully moved hundreds of upright and grand pianos over the years for professionals and amateurs, families and concert halls. Our 5-Star Yelp reviews, A+ BBB rating and recognition in NY Magazine speak to the top shelf service we provide to all of our customers
The logistics of moving a piano can involve many steps as there are many potential hurdles to consider such as narrow staircases, doorways and passageways. Employing strong workers with proper training and experience using time-tested techniques and equipment, JP Urban has the impeccable pedigree to move your piano safely and without damage to its new home, wherever that may be.
If you are moving with a piano or antique piano, let us know so that so that we can prepare and bring the proper equipment and right number of crew/ team members for the job. Use the following table as a guide to determine the specific type of piano you have to move so you can tell us when you call.
Piano Style Height Length
- Concert Grand Piano Moving – 7’ and above
- Grand Piano Moving over – 6′ – 7′ length
- Baby Grand Piano Moving – less than 6′
- Upright Piano Moving above – 45’
- Studio Upright Piano Moving – 42″ – 45″
- Console Piano Moving – 38″ – 42″
- Spinet Piano Moving – 36″ – 38″
- Upright Grand (very old style – look on harp for ‘Grand’ designation) – above 45″
- Upright Player Grand (very old & very heavy) – above 45″
Contact us to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable moving specialist, or get your free, no-obligation moving estimate by filling out our online form today!
We are responsive to online estimate requests, during which process questions are answered timely. Once a job is booked, you decide what level of valuation is appropriate for the move, after which all building issues are addressed, including issuance of Certificates of Insurance (COIs), deadlines, elevator windows, floor protection requirements, etc. Finally, the move is put on our schedule.Learn More About What To Expect
What Happy Customers Say
I couldn't be happier with these guys. I did a lot of research and called a ton of companies before my move -- JP Urban is, hands down, the winner. They handled our upright like real pros.
- Tristram S. New York, NY
They handled my piano with ease (I am always nervous moving a piano). They were really professional about packing it, securing it in the truck, and moving it in and out of spaces. They had a great system for communicating about the load-in and load-out, with group texts easing the situation (group: crew chief, HQ, and you).
- Alice F. New York, NY
Manuel and team took very good care of my expensive furniture, piano and crystals. And John, the owner, was always in touch and responsive throughout the process. He made sure any concerns or issues were addressed. I had a very pleasant and personable experience working with JP Urban.
- Hyun-Sook L. New York, NY
We had a beautiful piano which my kids would have been heart broken if anything should have happened. At first I wasn't convinced they knew how to move it because their procedure was a bit different than what I knew, but John was very patient in answering my questions. My husband supervised our first corporate move and said John's crew was way more professional than the other crew my firm paid a lot of money for. At the end, the piano arrived at our new place in one piece.
- Chen P. Manhattan, NY