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El piano de Luna en movimiento

   As a professional piano moving company, we understand the importance of proper piano moving. Pianos are delicate instruments that require careful handling, and moving them incorrectly can result in serious damage. That's why we take great care to ensure that every piano we move is transported safely and securely.

Here are some of the steps we follow to ensure proper piano moving:

  • Preparation: Before we move a piano, we make sure that it is properly prepared for transport. We close and lock the lid, if applicable, and use high-quality moving blankets or pads to cover the entire piano, securing them with tape or straps.

  • Equipment: We use specialized equipment for moving pianos, including piano dollies, straps, ramps, and additional padding. Our equipment is designed to protect the piano and make it easier to move without causing damage.

  • Expertise: Our team of piano movers are highly trained and experienced in moving pianos of all shapes and sizes. They understand the intricacies of piano construction and are able to navigate tight spaces and tricky staircases with ease.

  • Safety: We take the safety of our team and the piano seriously. We use proper lifting techniques and protective gear to prevent injury, and we take steps to ensure that the piano is stable and secure throughout the moving process.

  • Transportation: We use large, well-maintained trucks with air-ride suspension to transport pianos. Our drivers are trained to handle pianos with care and to avoid sudden stops and bumps that could damage the instrument.

  • Unloading: When we arrive at the destination, we carefully unload the piano and place it in the desired location. We take the same care and attention to detail during unloading as we do during the rest of the move.


   Overall, we take pride in our ability to provide safe and efficient piano moving services. If you need to move a piano, whether it's a small upright or a grand piano, you can trust us to get it there safely and securely.

Mover un piano requiere un equipo de expertos en mover pianos. Luna's Piano Moving utiliza solo el mejor equipo de movimiento de pianos de la industria. Tenga la seguridad de que su piano se moverá de la manera más profesional posible. No importa si está moviendo un piano vertical, un piano de cola, un piano de media cola o un piano de cola de concierto. Tenemos la habilidad y el poder humano para mover cualquier piano. Le recomendamos encarecidamente que no mueva un piano por su cuenta. Un piano normalmente pesa 400-1000 libras. Si no tiene las herramientas o la experiencia adecuadas, no se arriesgue a rayar el piano o, peor aún, a lastimarse. Como puede ver, tenemos todas las rampas que se necesitan para mover un piano.

How to move a Steinway Grand piano the right way
How to move a grand piano.

Mover un piano es un proceso de varios pasos. Como puede ver en las imágenes a continuación, se requiere mucho trabajo para mover un piano. Desde envolver y acolchar correctamente el piano hasta usar el equipo de movimiento adecuado, como; Carros rodantes para piano, tableros de piano, protección del piso, rampas, puertas elevadoras, camiones en movimiento y, lo más importante, la experiencia adecuada detrás de su mudanza. Nuestros transportadores de pianos profesionales están listos para mover su piano. Ya sea un pequeño piano de espineta o un piano de cola de concierto de 9.5 pies, nuestro equipo puede manejar adecuadamente sus necesidades de movimiento de piano.

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Todo terreno en movimiento

m Mover un piano a través de superficies planas y lisas no siempre es una opción. A veces, una casa está construida en una colina o hay un largo camino de tierra, pasto o grava por recorrer. Tenemos la capacidad de transportar su piano a través de terrenos difíciles e irregulares. A veces, sin embargo, una plataforma rodante todo terreno no es suficiente. En los casos en que el suelo sea muy irregular o en los casos en que los neumáticos todo terreno no sean lo suficientemente grandes. Utilizamos la ayuda de tablones de madera.

Tenemos dos tipos diferentes de plataformas rodantes todo terreno. La rueda lisa tradicional, la plataforma rodante de marco estrecho y la base ancha más grande.

Dolly todo terreno de ruedas angostas y lisas: Este carro se utiliza para nivelar todas las superficies del terreno y nos permite ir directamente a su hogar. Las ruedas lisas significan que las rocas y los palos no se atascarán en el pliegue de la banda de rodadura. Esto es importante porque los pianos pesan entre 300 y 1200 libras y abollarán o rayarán sus pisos.

Plataforma rodante todo terreno de base ancha: esta plataforma rodante (como se muestra a continuación) se utiliza cuando el suelo no está nivelado. Ayuda a evitar que el piano se vuelque hacia la izquierda o hacia la derecha. Esta plataforma rodante no tiene ruedas lisas y, por lo tanto, deberá transferirse a una plataforma rodante de piano normal una vez que hayamos recaudado sobre pisos de concreto / lisos.

Luna's Piano Movers- All terrain piano moving
Moving a grand piano using an all terrain dolly and a ramp
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Moving a piano in the snow. All terrain piano dolly snow
All terrain piano moving - Luna's Piano Moving
Moving a piano with an all terrain dolly
How to move a piano over grass and dirt
All terrain piano moving dolly

Moving a piano through stairs

Moving a piano through stairs can be a challenge. Luna's Piano Moving offers a few moving options when carrying a piano up or down a flight of stairs.

At Luna's Piano Moving, we understand that moving a piano up or down flights of stairs can be a daunting task. Whether you're moving to a new home or a new venue, it's important to ensure that your precious piano is transported safely and securely. In this article, we'll share some tips and advice for moving a piano up or down flights of stairs.

  1. Measure the staircase

Before you start moving your piano, it's important to measure the staircase to ensure that it can fit through. This is especially important if you have a grand piano or a larger upright piano. You'll need to measure the height, width, and depth of the piano, as well as the width of the staircase. This will help you determine if you need to disassemble the piano or if you can move it as is.

  1. Use proper equipment

When moving a piano up or down stairs, it's important to use the proper equipment. This includes a dolly, straps, and padding. A dolly will help you move the piano more easily, while straps will help secure it in place. Padding will protect the piano from any bumps or scratches.

  1. Disassemble the piano

If your piano is too large to fit through the staircase, you may need to disassemble it. This involves removing the legs, pedals, and other parts, and wrapping them in padding. Make sure you keep track of all the parts and label them to make reassembling the piano easier.

  1. Hire a professional piano mover

Moving a piano up or down stairs is not a task for the faint of heart. It requires strength, skill, and experience. If you're not comfortable moving your piano yourself, it's best to hire a professional piano mover. Luna's Piano Moving has over 30 years of experience moving pianos up and down stairs, and we have the expertise and equipment to get the job done safely and efficiently.

Moving a piano up or down stairs can be a challenging task, but with the right equipment and expertise, it can be done safely and efficiently. Whether you choose to move your piano yourself or hire a professional, make sure you take the necessary precautions to ensure that your piano arrives at its destination in perfect condition. At Luna's Piano Moving, we're here to help make your piano move as stress-free as possible. Contact us today to learn more about our piano moving services.

How to move an upright piano up stairs
How to move a piano up a flight of stairs

Method 1: Carrying/Lifting by hand.

   This requires more man power and is the most labor intensive method. Why would we do it this way when there are easier methods? Every piano and every property is different. Sometimes there isn't enough room to use our ramps. Sometimes there is a low hanging roof halfway through the staircase and dose not allow use to use the ramp (a ramp raises the elevation clearance). And sometimes a stair climber does not allow us to have the right angle or clearance. For example, we would never be able to use a stair climber on a 9.5ft concert grand piano, they are simple too long for a stair climber and will always be too heavy for the person operating the dolly since the leverage will always be uneven.

Luna's Piano Moving. Protecting a set of outdoor stairs.
Carrying a grand piano up a flight of stairs.
We cover steps to prevent scratches
Piano Moving up a staircase. Los Angeles Piano Moving Company

Method 2: Ramps


   In most cases we use ramps. Since ramps come in many length and sizes, we come equipped with many ramps. Ramps provide an easy solution when dealing with stairs since they hop over the steps. However, sometimes we cannot use a ramp due to the amount of stairs (usually 10 steps is the max) and need to use other methods.

Using a 14ft ramp to bypass stairs
Using loading ramps to move a piano up 40 steps
Luna's Piano Moving. Using multiple loading ramps to move a piano
Moving a piano down stairs

Method 3: Piano Boards


   Another method is using the piano boards to slide a piano up/down a flight of stairs. We cover all steps using floor runners and/or thick moving blankets (you can't find this quality at home depot) every time we use the piano board sliding method. We also use hot tub sleds whenever possible. Both piano board and sleds have their advantages and disadvantages. It is up to the piano movers to decide on the spot which method they will use. We are there to move your piano in the safest possible manner.

San Diego Piano movers. Professional Piano Movers. Luna's Piano Moving & Storage
Moving a grand piano down a curved staircase. Hire the best piano movers to move your piano. Luna's Piano Moving & Storage will get the job done right! Orange County Piano Moving.
Moving a grand piano up a flight of stairs. Orange County Piano Movers - Luna's Piano Moving & Storage

Method 4: Appliance Dolly

   Why would you use an appliance dolly on a piano? A great question to ask since this isn’t an appliance, how is it useful considering we have a ton of other piano moving equipment? First, an appliance dolly has a low weight capacity rating, usually under 500lbs so we tend to use them only on spinet and miniature sized pianos. Second, appliance dollies are very light, especially if they are made from aluminum. The appliance dolly and small upright combination allows our team to keep things light while providing maximum maneuverability since these appliance dollies are small.

Moving and upright piano down a flight of stairs with an applaince dolly. Luna's Piano Moving & Storage
Luna's Piano Movers using an appliance dolly. San Diego Piano Movers
Piano Moving downstairs. Luna's Piano Movers in San Diego
Los Angeles Piano Moving Company. Moving a piano down a flight of stairs

Method 5: Stair climbing dolly

   The stair climbing dolly can handle up to 1200lbs pianos. That's the weight of a concert grand, but we can never use it on a concert grand. As stated above, the concert grand piano is simply too long to balance. We mainly use it for grand pianos under 6'5" and all uprights. If the stairs are spiral or there is a tight turn, we will not be able to use the stair climbing dolly. Although the 4th image is not a piano, it shows our foreman using the Escalera Stairclimber and, thanks to the white steps contrast, shows a clear shot of how it climbs steps.

Luna's Piano Movers. Using an Escalera Stairclimbing dolly to move a 7.5' grand piano up a flight of stairs. We're a Los Angeles Piano Moving Company
Using an electric stair climbing handtruck to move a grand piano. The best piano movers in Los Angeles is Luna's Piano Moving & Storage
Piano Moving. Electric Stair Climbing Dolly. Luna's Piano Moving & Storage is a Los Angeles based piano moving company
Escalera Stair Climbing Dolly in action. Courtesy of Luna's Moving

El accidente escuchado en el mundo del piano.

Este fue un piano de cola de concierto de Bonsendorfer que se eliminó y fue noticia. El piano sufrió daños irreparables.

¿Cómo pasó esto?

Hubo suficientes motores. El camión era lo suficientemente grande. La puerta trasera puede levantar fácilmente 2 grands de concierto al mismo tiempo, la plataforma rodante es una plataforma rodante para piano, el piano está sobre una tabla de piano profesional y está envuelto / acolchado como debería estar, así que, ¿dónde salió mal?

El problema era la longitud del piano en esa puerta trasera. Técnicamente hablando, se puede hacer, pero no sin un alto riesgo.

Con nuestro sistema de movimiento, 1 motor puede preparar, inclinar, cargar, transportar, descargar y montar un concierto. Sin embargo, nunca enviamos un solo pianista. Siempre enviamos dos pianistas profesionales. Si hay escaleras involucradas o si la situación es complicada, enviaremos un equipo más grande.

No usamos puertas levadizas, no usamos rampas de carga largas y empinadas. Usamos rampas de carga de bajo perfil. Permite que un solo motor haga rodar lenta y suavemente el piano hasta su ubicación donde será amarrado y asegurado para su transporte.

Piano Moving Disaster - Courtesy of Luna's Piano Movers
Piano Moving Disaster - Courtesy of Luna's Piano Movers
Piano Moving Disaster - Courtesy of Luna's Piano Movers
Piano Moving Disaster - Courtesy of Luna's Piano Movers
Piano Moving Disaster - Courtesy of Luna's Piano Movers
Piano Moving Disaster - Courtesy of Luna's Piano Movers
How to properly move a Full Concert Grand

Our piano moving method greatly reduces risk of damage to your piano and injury to our movers.

   The piano accident shown above could have been avoided if the movers were better equipped. Check out this section of our website that shows us moving a few Concert Grand Pianos. This piano weighed approximately 1400lbs. Many pieces of equipment were used on this piano move. Piano Board, Piano Board Stands, Piano Tilter, All Terrain Piano Dolly, 4ft Ramp, 10ft Ramp, low profile trailer and most importantly, experienced professional piano movers. Luna's Piano Moving & Storage offers top of the line piano moving services. 


   If you have a min, play the video below and view the step by step images that show how we properly move concert grand pianos.

Firs we inspect, then prep!
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How to move a concert grand piano. Luna's Piano Movers showing us how it's done.
Moving a concert grand piano. How to move a concert grand piano the right way courtesy of Luna's Piano Moving & Storage

   First we check the piano for damage and take pictures. Once we have inspected the piano we use thick moving blankets. Luna's Piano Moving & Storage uses only the highest quality moving blankets tough enough to handle the heaviest and most delicate pianos. We use more blankets than most piano moving companies. Safety of our movers and delivering your piano without a scratch are our main priorities. 

   Our piano moving methods have improved over the years. Check out our entire website and view our piano moving equipment. You will not see other piano movers use them. Why? Either they don't know it exist or don't feel it's worth the cost. Sure it's expensive, but we have high standards!

Next we remove lyre/pedals and insert piano tilter
Tilting a concert grand piano. Luna's Piano Moving & Storage using a piano tilter instead of tilting the piano on the lyre
Concert Grand Piano ready to be tilted using the Moondog Piano Tilter

   Why is that yellow device? That device is a tool that we use to tilt the piano onto a piano board. It eliminates one of the most dangerous steps when moving a grand style piano. In order to lay the piano on a piano board, the left side needs to be lowered onto the piano board. Without this device, there is a risk that the piano might slip and the corner will slam onto the piano board. This causes the corner of the piano to crack. This happens all the time. A lot of the pianos that we move have this damage so we make sure to first check it out and inform the customer prior to moving it.

   The piano tilting device allows use to slowly tilt the piano with one person. In fact, if the piano board is not properly aligned, we can easily roll the piano back, adjust the piano board and roll the piano back onto the board.

Time to tilt onto the piano board and strap down
Tilting a concert grand piano onto a piano board. Using the Moondog piano tilter, this is easily possible.
Concert Grand Piano tilted onto a piano board. Los Angeles Piano Moving Company. Luna's Piano Moving & Storage
Luna's Piano Movers using the Moondog Piano tilter to place a grand piano onto a piano board

   Here we are shown using our tilter on a concert grand and a grand piano (3rd image). In the first 2 images, we show a 9'2" 1400lbs concert grand player piano being tilted onto our piano board. On this piano, we are setting this concert grand piano onto the all terrain dolly using our piano board blocks (the blocks with the blue rubber top). On the 3rd image we see a different technique. We set it down on a piano board that is not on a dolly or piano board stands. This piano was stored in the customers house and did not need to be moved using a dolly.

   As you can see, this device allows one man to handle large grand pianos with ease. 

Remove tilter, strap onto the all terrain piano dolly and roll it
Concert Grand Piano Moving. How to move a grand piano. Orange County Piano Movers
Concert Grand Piano placed on a grand piano board on top of the All Terrain Piano Dolly. Los Angeles Piano Movers
Moving a Yamaha Concert Grand Piano in Los Angeles. Moving done by Luna's Piano Moving & Storage

   There were 4 steps going from the hallway down to the garage. When moving a piano that weighs close to 1400lbs, extreme care is needed. We take our time, access the situation and bring out every possible tool/piece of equipment in our arsenal. It is only because of how well prepared we come that we're able to do what most piano movers can't/won't do.

Bringing the piano down a fiberglass ramp

To access the garage from the hallway, one must descend four steps. Moving a piano that weighs almost 1400lbs requires utmost caution, so we proceed slowly and carefully, assessing the situation and utilizing every tool and equipment available in our arsenal. Our thorough preparation allows us to accomplish what many other piano movers are unwilling or unable to do.

Moving a concert grand piano down a 10ft fiberglass ramp. Luna's Piano Movers is a Los Angeles piano moving company.
Luna's Piano Movers pushing a concert grand piano down a ramp.
Luna's Piano Movers slowly bringing down a concert grand piano down a 10ft ramp. This job was completed in Los Angeles
Luna's Piano Movers finish move the concert grand piano down the ramp. San Diego Piano Moving Company
Loaded, strapped and ready to head to the next location

   Once the piano made it down the loading ramp, it was wheeled over 40ft and into our vehicle. We secure all pianos properly. Sometimes it looks like padding on top of padding with more padding and that's because one of our top priorities is to deliver a piano in the exact same condition that it was prior to moving it. 

Moving a concert grand on a trailer by Luna's Piano Movers. This job was completed in Los Angeles.
Loading a Grand Piano onto a trailer. Luna's Piano Movers have the best piano moving equipment.
How to properly secure a grand piano onto a moving truck or trailer. Luna's Piano Movers
Moving multiple grand pianos on a trailer. Luna's Piano Movers

The "Front Heavy" vertical/upright pianos

   What is a "front heavy piano"? These pianos are the upright/vertical pianos that will tip over/forward if the two front legs are removed. If you take a minute to look at the dollies that we use when moving uprights, the front two legs hang off the sides and have no support. This is generally ok if the piano's weight is well balanced. However, some pianos that have front legs, especially those that do not have the bottom support bracket connecting the bottom of the piano legs to the piano, will lean forward and tip over when mounted onto a standard piano dolly and even the wider base furniture dolly.

   What we do is move these pianos in our extra wide base piano dolly. As you can see in the images below, this piano has been mounted on to our dolly and is being fully supported on all four corners. 

Luna's Piano Movers moving an upright piano
Moving an upright piano on a wide base paino dolly. Courtesy of Luna's Piano Moving & Storage
Securing an upright piano onto a moving truck. Luna's Piano Movers also provides service in San Diego

Tipos de pianos

(Extraído de The Piano Book, cuarta edición, por LARRY FINE)

Tamaños y tipos de pianos

Pianos verticales: los tipos de pianos verticales se clasifican de acuerdo con una combinación de altura del piano, estilo del gabinete y tamaño y posición de acción. Esta ilustración muestra cómo la altura del piano dicta el tamaño y la posición de su acción. Primero, el piano de cola vertical / de gabinete (52 "-60") es el más alto y pesado (algunos pesan 800 libras) de los pianos verticales. El piano vertical de tamaño completo (48 "-52") contiene un piano directo extendido de tamaño completo. -acción de golpe. El piano de estudio (44 "–47") tiene una acción de golpe directo de tamaño completo. El piano de consola (40 "–44") tiene una acción comprimida (observe las partes de acción más pequeñas), del tipo de golpe directo. Por último, la espineta (36 "-40") tiene una acción de soplado indirecto de tamaño completo. Consulte el texto para ver una discusión de las ventajas y desventajas de cada tipo de acción. La mayoría de las acciones verticales nacionales realizadas en los últimos cien años se incluyen en estas categorías generales, pero los pianos fabricados en el extranjero pueden tener partes de acción cuyo tamaño se encuentra entre dos tipos, y las acciones híbridas o inusuales ocasionales pueden desafiar la clasificación.

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Pianos de cola: a diferencia de los pianos verticales, los pianos de cola difieren principalmente en su longitud, y no en el tipo, tamaño o posición de sus acciones (excepto que los tonos graves más largos generalmente tienen teclas más largas que los tonos graves más cortos). La clasificación de tamaño de los grandes está menos estandarizada que la de los verticales, pero un desglose común es: Baby Grand (4 '6 "-5' 6"), Medium Grand (5 '6 "-6' 6"), Large Grand (6 '6 "–7' 6") y Concert Grand (más de 7 '6 "). Históricamente, también se han aplicado muchos otros nombres a los tamaños de pianos de cola, como Petite Grand, Parlor Grand y Living-Room Grand, pero estos no tienen un significado técnico o estandarizado.

Mini Electric Grand
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