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″
Deciding to move is a great idea. However, you'll need all the help you can get!
As positive as a move to a new place is – that doesn’t make it to be something easy. In fact, relocation can be quite tough if you relax and let your guard down – you need to anticipate problems and meet them head-on. For example – how would you deal with relocating a piano? Don’t worry – JP Urban Moving has the perfect answer! Our piano movers Brooklyn are here to answer that very same question!
Can you move your piano on your own?
Once you start dealing with your relocation, hitting a snag like relocating a piano can be tough – it can stop you in your tracks. But then the question arises – can you handle moving this precious instrument on your own, or do you need professional help to do it? Of course, it all depends on your level of skill and expertise. But in our experienced opinion, you should leave this to one of the best professional piano movers Brooklyn has to offer. Why? Because pianos are extremely difficult to move, and you’ll see why soon enough.
It’s a heavy instrument
Let’s face it – a piano is one of the heaviest musical instruments out there. It’s definitely not something you can pick up and load onto a van that easily, trust us. And yes, we know that this is something you’ve always known. But even so – people tend to underestimate the weight and overestimate their abilities. And with something as valuable as a piano, you don’t want to take any chances. That’s why JP Urban Moving is home to some of the most professional piano movers Brooklyn has. So if you want us to rid you of this burden – go right ahead and give us a call!
A piano’s shape can be awkward
And remember – the weight of the piano isn’t the only issue here, not by a longshot. In other news – pianos have very awkward shapes, ones that don’t lend themselves to easy moving. Among other things, that’s why they tend to be the constant setpieces in any room they occupy. Moving them through doorways and down stairs can really become a nightmare. That’s just one of the many reasons people opt to have professional movers relocate their piano – it’s really quite a hassle.
They’re fragile, yet expensive
But it’s not that most people who hire piano movers Brooklyn are lazy, or don’t care – quite the opposite. Not only is relocating a piano a giant hassle – any mistake can also be enormously costly. A piano is simply one of the most expensive musical instruments out there – and damaging one during transit can end up costing you a lot of money. That’s why we recommend you contact us, and having people from JP Urban Moving just deal with this professionally.
Why is JP Urban Moving the right choice?
Naturally, once you do decide to hire seasoned piano movers Brooklyn, the question remains – why should you go with JP Urban Moving? After all, it’s not like we’re the only moving company that relocates pianos in NYC – or even in Brooklyn? Sure, the competition in the moving industry can seem overwhelming to a customer faced with making a choice. But we like nothing more than a challenge – which is why we’ve got piano movers that are the elite of their business. Simply put, we’ve got a set of qualities that aren’t very unique individually – but together, they make a powerful package of traits. So, when you pick JP Urban Moving, you know what to expect:
- Piano movers Brooklyn with the equipment and experience
- A dedication to safety
- A wide selection of moving services
Our piano movers Brooklyn have everything you need
When it comes to moving a piano, you don’t just want to hire any moving company. You actually need someone you can trust with such a precious item. But trust isn’t something you just get randomly – and JP Urban Moving knows that better than anyone in the business. That’s why our team are always punctual, and professional in every aspect of their work. We’ve got all of the right equipment, knowledge, and most importantly – experience. So with us, you can just sit back and relax – everything will go smoothly.
We take safety seriously
We’ve already mentioned how heavy and bulky a piano really is. And we’d like to emphasize that our piano movers Brooklyn know this from experience – so they act accordingly. Here at JP Urban Moving, we’ve got a penchant for safety – especially when dealing with this kind of specialized moving service. That’s why you’ll be happy to see that our movers take every safety precaution to ensure your security, the safety of goods, and of course – their personal wellbeing. Our moving team is the most careful in all of New York City! With JP Urban Moving, there’s no risky business – so no matter what you need during your relocation, give us a call!
Our moving portfolio has got you covered
Of course, it’s not just piano relocations that we deal with. In fact, our piano movers Brooklyn are well-versed in any kind of relocation or specific moving service. At JP Urban Moving, our company philosophy is simple – we’d like to offer our clients a complete and rounded moving experience, with no need for outside support. If you need some helpful tips, or moving supplies – we’ve got you covered. So regardless of your situation – our movers will help you!
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