Piano Moving

Why should you trust Handlin Piano with your valuable instrument?

  • We handle your piano from beginning to end.  We are 100% responsible for your piano through the entire process of the move.
  • We move one piano at a time, prioritizing the safety of your instrument
  • We have the best insurance available in the Brazos Valley and are registered USDOT freight movers with zero reported incidents and a clean moving record.  Most movers are household movers which have insurance coverage based on pennies per pound, and at the state minimum of $5000.
  • Convenient Scheduling – we can generally move your piano within one week.  No need to wait for another mover to put together multiple moves.
  • We do not hire outside help or subcontract any part of the move.
  • We are a small, family-run, local business that cares about our reputation and about our good standing in the communities we serve.
  • We use trained piano technicians who not only know how to move a piano, but also how to service them.
  • We inspect the piano before and after the move and document its condition.
  • We offer a free piano evaluation with every move and a discount on future tuning services.
  • We are specialist movers – we have moved hundreds of pianos of all different shapes, sizes, and eras.
  • Fixed, transparent pricing for all local moves with no hidden cost.

We move pianos, organs, and specialty instruments.  We offer fixed pricing within the BCS area and competitive quotes for the rest of Texas.

We will consider matching price quotes, providing that the mover is properly insured and USDOT registered. 
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Piano Storage

Handlin Piano offers the only climate and humidity-controlled storage space dedicated to pianos in the Brazos Valley.   Very few, if any, local storage facilities offer humidity control.  Humidity control is essential when storing pianos long term, as it is the single biggest factor in keeping your piano in the best possible condition over time.  Our unit is individually alarmed and is exclusively dedicated to piano storage.

Our facility is adequately insured to cover loss or damage to your piano while in storage, certain restrictions apply.

We are capable of short-term and long-term piano storage.  With our piano moving capability, there is only one number to call to take care of all of your piano moving and storage.

Grand piano storage is $75.00 a month, with discounts available for pre-paying 6 or 12-month timeframes.  There is a one-time setup fee of $75.00 which covers the cost of creating a grand board to adequately store your piano.   Benches are included in the cost, but other accessories (such as lamps, piano rolls, sheet music) will be priced on a case-by-case basis.

Vertical piano storage is $75.00 per month with discounts available for pre-paying 6 or 12-month intervals.  There is a one-time setup fee of $25.oo.  Benches are included in the cost, but other accessories (such as lamps, piano rolls, sheet music) will be priced on a case-by-case basis.

We are capable of storing other types of keyboard instruments.  Pricing is on a case-by-case basis.

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Local Moves

We offer convenient fixed pricing, starting at $169 for moves within the Bryan/College Station area.  Hover over each of the boxes below to learn more.

We also price match any of our local competitors. Have your piano moved by an expert for the same price.

Piano Recycling & Removal

FREE - or reduced cost

Let us recycle/upcycle your used piano

We can help to find a home for your piano.  If your piano is serviceable we’ll take it for free and find it a new home right here in the Brazos Valley.  When we receive a donated piano, assuming that it is serviceable, we give it away for free to someone in the community who needs a piano.  We’ve relocated more than a dozen free pianos to new homes in our local community.  Piano removal costs generally run from FREE to $200 depending on the level of difficulty.  Vertical Pianos generally cost $50 to $100 dollars.

Vertical Piano

Within 30 miles of the BCS area

$169

The price of $169 assumes there are no significant obstacles, such as a flight of stairs or a narrow hallway that must be negotiated.  This is a first-floor move.  There should be no more than 3 exterior steps. This price covers 80% of all local moves.   This is for a spinet, console, or studio piano and does not include full uprights, whose height is greater than 48″ or a piano with an installed player system.

Baby Grand Piano

Within the BCS city limits

$289

This price is for a first-floor to first-floor move with no major obstacles in our path.  This also assumes that there is sufficient room around the piano to disassemble the grand and tilt it vertically onto the grand board.  This only includes grand pianos which are less than 5’6″ in length.  Grand pianos between 5’6″ to 6’2″ cost $339.   Grand pianos longer than 6’6″ will need to be quoted individually, as they require special considerations.

Pianos that include a player system will incur and additional cost due to weight and handling considerations.

Long Distance Piano Moves

Standard pricing +$2.50 per loaded mile

Long Distance moves within the state of Texas are generally quoted according to the local price of the piano, plus an additional charge per loaded mile (when the piano is in the truck). Our current mileage charge is $2.50 per mile, but may vary slightly depending on the current price of gasoline.