The Art of Professional Piano Moving

07/11/23 | Moving

For over four decades, Aaltonen International Moving & Storage has been a trusted name in the world of piano moving and storage. Established in 1978, our family-owned business has honed the art of moving pianos with precision and care. While we excel in moving all types of musical equipment, our specialty lies in piano relocation. In this blog post, we’ll delve into how Aaltonen International Moving & Storage moves pianos professionally, showcasing our expertise and commitment to ensuring your prized instrument’s safety during the move.

Expertise and Experience

Our journey began in 1978, and since then, we have been perfecting the craft of piano moving. Our dedicated and fully trained staff members are equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to handle any piano, from uprights to grand pianos, with the utmost professionalism and precision. Over the years, we have successfully moved countless pianos of various sizes and designs, earning the trust of musicians, music schools, and piano enthusiasts alike.

Baby Grand Piano relocation up a tight stairs, moved professionally.

Specialized Equipment

One of the key aspects of professional piano moving is having the right equipment for the job. Aaltonen International Moving & Storage understands that pianos are delicate instruments, and their weight and size can vary significantly. To ensure the safety of your piano, we invest in specialized equipment designed specifically for piano transportation. This includes:

  1. Piano Dollies: Our specially designed piano dollies have robust wheels and padding to securely transport pianos across various surfaces. These dollies are essential for ensuring the piano’s stability during the move.
  2. Piano Skid Boards: These boards are essential for sliding grand pianos onto dollies, ensuring a smooth and damage-free transition.
  3. Piano Straps: Securely fastened piano straps keep the instrument in place and prevent any shifting during transportation.
  4. Protective Wrapping: We use high-quality padding and blankets to wrap pianos, protecting them from scratches, bumps, and environmental elements during the move.
Upright Piano pad wrapped for short term storage to ensure your piano arrives in perfect condition.

Custom Padded Piano Covers

Aaltonen International Moving & Storage also invests heavily in custom padded piano covers to provide an extra layer of protection for your precious instrument. We have custom covers to fit grand, baby grand, upright and even organs. These covers are designed to fit pianos of all sizes and types snugly. Every nook and cranny of your piano is shielded from potential harm during transportation. Our custom padded piano covers are made from high-quality, durable materials that safeguard your piano from scratches, dust, and minor impacts. This additional layer of protection gives you peace of mind that your piano will arrive in pristine condition at its new home.

Shipping or Storing your Piano

At Aaltonen International Moving & Storage, our expertise extends to professionally exporting and wrapping pianos of all sizes, ensuring their safety during international shipping or long-term storage. Whether you’re relocating overseas or need to store your piano for an extended period, our specialized piano wrapping techniques provide an additional layer of protection. We use high-quality materials and craftsmanship to create custom protective covers that shield your piano from environmental changes. Trust us to safeguard your precious instrument. Whether it’s embarking on a journey across the globe or finding a secure home in our storage facilities. Your piano’s protection is our priority.

An Upright Piano export wrapped for International Shipping before placed in custom wooden crate.

Trust the experts

With over four decades of experience in piano moving and a dedicated team of experts, Aaltonen International Moving & Storage is the trusted choice for pianists, music schools, and piano enthusiasts nationwide. We specialize in piano moving, and our commitment to the safety, security, and care of your instrument sets us apart. When it comes to moving your piano professionally, Aaltonen International Moving & Storage is the name you can rely on. Contact us today, and let us take the stress out of your piano relocation. Rest assured that your beloved instrument arrives safely at its new home.

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