Interstate Piano Movers

Pianos come in many shapes and sizes, but two things they have in common are their heft and delicacy. Whether you’re moving a vintage spinet piano that you inherited from your grandmother, or you are relocating a fresh-from-the-showroom concert grand, you’ll need experts who have experience moving valuable instruments. You’ll not only save your back, but you’ll maintain your piano’s condition when you use professional interstate piano movers. Moving your piano long distance is a very different scenario than moving it across town. Not only do our interstate moving partners have the skill and training to safely move your piano out of your home, they know how to load and transport it properly so it will happily survive a move over hundreds of miles. Put your mind at rest when it’s time to move your piano out-of-state. Click on Get Quote and Ian’s Interstate Movers will provide you with up to four free estimates.

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Interstate Piano Moving Pricing

Average long-distance piano shipping costs are between $600 to $2000. Pricing depends on the moving distance; type, size, and make of your piano; when you want it moved; specialized equipment; plus, any obstacles the moving team must navigate such as stairs, narrow tight corners, difficult terrain to cross, or elevators.


Out-of-State Piano Moving Services

Piano transport is a complicated process that requires a trained and experienced moving company. Your piano movers will show up on moving day with a four-wheel piano dolly, skid board, locking straps, moving pads, and blankets. They’ll also bring their tools to dismantle your piano if necessary. Our interstate moving providers offer the following piano moving services:



While smaller pianos are moved in one piece, baby grands, parlor grands, and concert grands require disassembly. To prevent damage, expert movers know the essential sequence involved in dismantling a piano.


First, the movers will make sure the keyboard lid is closed and locked to prevent damage to the keys. The pedal assembly and music rack are then removed and carefully wrapped. The body of the instrument is covered with moving pads that are secured with moving wrap to prevent any scratches.


Piano and Organ Transport

Ian’s Interstate Movers will connect you with the best piano and organ movers who are trained and experienced in moving valuable instruments across state lines. Just be sure your piano or organ mover is insured and licensed for your piano’s interstate relocation. Ask if you need to purchase additional insurance or speak with your insurance agent to make sure you have enough coverage.



If you need temporary piano storage during the process of your move, our moving partners can arrange storage-in-transit. They can also arrange permanent piano storage. Be sure to verify with your mover that your piano or organ will be stored in a climate-controlled environment.


Piano reassembly

Your piano movers will use the same equipment and process to carefully move and reassemble your piano inside your home. While the piano is still on the truck, be sure to tell the movers exactly where you want your piano or organ set up. They’ll determine the best access path from the truck to inside your home, then reassemble your piano exactly where you specify.

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Tips for Moving a Piano Out-of-State

Here are some tips for ensuring your favorite musical instrument makes it to its destination in one piece.


  • Get Quotes: Even if you think you can’t afford to have your piano professionally moved, a quote may surprise you when you compare it to the cost, headaches, time, and hard work involved in a DIY move. Click on Get Quote and Ian’s Interstate Movers will provide you with up to four estimates from licensed movers for moving your piano or organ out of state. Be sure to ask your interstate piano mover about various insurance options.
  • Think through Logistics: Be sure to provide your mover with a detailed description of your piano so they can give you an accurate piano shipping estimate. Specify the make and dimensions. Also, include the pick-up and delivery access details such as numbers of stairs and type of terrain they’ll cross getting to or from the moving truck. Is there a gravel surface between your house and the truck? Is there a tight hallway corner they must maneuver? The more accurate your description is, the more accurate your estimate will be.
  • Be Ready: Waiting time is not usually included in your moving estimate. Your mover may charge additional fees if you’re not ready at the scheduled moving time or if no one is available at the new location to accept delivery.
  • Remove Obstacles: Move any furniture or obstacles completely out of your piano’s traveling path before starting to move the piano.
  • Clean First: Make sure your piano is carefully dusted before the movers arrive. Placing moving blankets on a dusty finish can scratch the piano’s surface.
  • Take Pictures: Before the movers arrive, take photos of your piano from all angles so that if damage does occur, you’ll have a record of your piano’s condition before the move.
  • Prevent Moisture Damage: If the moving truck isn’t climate controlled and stops in a humid environment overnight, the piano’s wood can warp. It may be helpful to pack desiccants inside your piano. If your piano is going into storage, verify with your mover that the warehouse or storage space is climate-controlled.
  • Transport Carefully: Carry and transport the piano on its end and not its side. Laying a piano down on its side can damage its internal parts. Confirm that the piano is safely strapped against the inside of the moving truck’s rails to prevent motion and potential damage. Pushing or rolling your piano on its casters can put stress on the legs. The casters are mainly for decorative purposes. When your piano needs to be moved a short distance, several people should lift the piano as it moves.
  • Tune-Up: Wait until after your move to tune your piano. The move, plus changes in humidity and atmospheric pressure in your new home, will detune your piano. This is normal. However, it’s recommended that you give your piano at least four to six weeks to adjust to its new environment before scheduling a tuner.
  • Communicate: If you show your movers exactly where you want your piano placed before the moving team takes it off the truck, they’ll be able to assess the easiest and most efficient pathway to get your piano from the truck to its new home.

With the help of moving professionals, transporting your piano to another state may be easier than you think. For free piano moving quotes, contact Ian’s Interstate Movers today!

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