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Piano moving is not for the faint of heart. We highly recommend New Yorkers use a qualified moving company when they need to transport their ebony and ivory keys. Oz Moving & Storage is one of the most trusted piano movers NYC can rely on. Our best piano movers nyc residents trust to move their pianos have experience handling grand pianos, baby grand pianos, upright pianos, Spinet pianos, and many other styles, shapes and designs of this majestic instrument. One of the most affirming feelings we experience as a moving company is when our customers trust us with their pianos. Over the years, Oz has developed a reputation as piano movers Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the rest of the tri-state area can trust.

How We Move Pianos


Moving pianos, much like playing one, is an art that takes practice. Before we move a piano, we collect plenty of moving blankets to cover several parts of the piano, and plenty of tape to hold them in place. The blankets provide a layer of protection to the pianos smaller items would have provided via a moving box. First, we cover the piano keys themselves with blankets, to prevent them from shifting and getting damaged in transit. After that, any detachable parts of the piano should be removed to be packed separately. This may be as easy as taking them off by hand, but sometimes tools such as a Phillips or a socket head screwdriver are required to take off components such as pedals. 

Once the piano is reduced to just parts that cannot be detached, we make sure to cover nearly every area of the piano with blankets to ensure no part of the piano gets damaged, but there is one area that should be left exposed: the handles. Using these to pick up the piano is the best way to move it. The piano will need to be picked up at one point so our New York City piano movers can cover the bottom in blankets as well. 

Once the piano is totally covered in blankets, moving it is still tricky. Piano movers in Brooklyn NY and other parts of the city have to deal with tight clearances in the famously cozy city apartments. If any clearances are especially tight, the movers may need to measure the available space against how much the piano takes up to see if it will fit. Then, movers typically use a piano board to actually transport the piano. The piano will otherwise be too heavy, too big and too difficult to carry.

Just had a fantastic experience using Oz moving to transport a grand piano from one house to another. Oz needed to take the piano apart, pack it up, load it, unload it, and put it back together in my house. They did so meticulously and with great care.
Sheila R., Yelp

How to Move Pianos

Want to learn more about moving pianos? Read our dispatch coordinator Yossi’s full blog with more tips on moving pianos.


To inquire about our piano moving services;

Call 212-452-6683 for piano moving in New York

Call 973-273-7535 for piano moving in New Jersey

Call 323-796-0133 for piano moving in Los Angeles