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Your piano fills your home with beautiful music and it’s a cherished heirloom you’re probably hoping to pass on to loved ones someday. Maybe it’s even been in your family for many years and brings back fond memories of childhood. No matter what type of piano you own, whether it’s a small spinet piano, console piano, grand piano, or baby grand piano, we understand the level of trust you place in Boston piano movers to ensure it makes it to its new home unharmed.

Did you know that the average piano has more than 12,000 components, 10,000 of which are moving parts? That’s a lot of opportunity for damage to delicate components when a piano isn’t moved properly! At Mass Bay Movers, we understand how crucial it is to choose a Boston piano moving company you can trust. That’s why our trained piano movers in Boston use specialized equipment and training to protect your delicate instrument from beginning to end. With our skilled movers, you don’t need to experience the heartache or hefty cost of piano repair after your move or deal with damage to your floors and walls.

Top Reasons to Hire Professional Boston Piano Movers

Whether you’re moving near or far, one thing is sure: relocating can be stressful and time-consuming without the right help! Hiring professional movers can make your relocation an efficient and stress-free process with the right training, equipment, and know-how to avoid common issues associated with a DIY move. While movers can be helpful with any type of move, their expertise really shines when it comes to moving delicate instruments. Boston piano movers ensure your delicate instrument makes it safely to your new home without damaging the exterior or the intricate working parts.

There are many challenges that come with moving a piano. It isn’t just heavy; it’s also fragile with delicate internal components. In fact, most pianos have over 10,000 moving parts! To avoid the need for tuning and repairs, it must be moved carefully and kept stable without being bumped or turned the wrong way. Attempting to move a piano yourself also poses the risk of injury. A piano can top 800 pounds — that’s as much as a full-grown bison! Improper handling can lead to injury to yourself, your children, or your pets. A top-rated Boston piano moving company ensures your move goes off without a hitch and your beautiful instrument looks and sounds as beautiful as always in your new home.

Specialized Training & Equipment Boston Piano Movers Use

One of the most important benefits of hiring the best Boston piano moving company? An experienced crew of movers will arrive with the specialized equipment and training necessary to avoid damage to your piano or home. Trained movers know which type of equipment to use depending on the style of your piano and access concerns like stairs and narrow hallways.

Top Boston moving companies offer a great deal of experience and specialized tools go into efficiently and safely moving a piano. Tie-down straps, moving blankets, and shrinkwrap are used to prep the piano to prevent external damage. For upright pianos, a piano dolly is used. Dollies allow the movers to keep the piano upright as it’s navigated through doorways, down stairs, and onto a truck. Special equipment called a piano board is used to move a grand piano which allows for additional padding and strapping. Piano skid boards allow the piano to be safely tilted or tipped on end to move the instrument around corners. For baby grand and grand pianos, the legs will be removed during the move so the piano can be secured to the board.

Don’t trust your cherished piano to Boston piano movers who lack the experience and equipment needed for a safe move. Unfortunately, you may see movers offering piano moving even when it’s outside their area of expertise. Don’t be afraid to ask a piano moving company in Boston what precautions they take and the type of equipment they use to ensure your instrument isn’t damaged in the move!

Boston Piano Moving Cost

Want to save yourself the backache and likely damage that can result from a DIY piano move? Your next concern is probably the Boston cost to hire piano movers.

When you request a Boston piano movers quote, you will need to give plenty of information about the type of piano, how far it needs to be moved, and access to the piano. For example, is it located on the ground floor or a second story? Does it need to be hoisted or moved down narrow stairs or is there service elevator access? The type of piano and access will help Boston piano moving companies determine how many movers will be needed to give you an accurate rate.

When you choose the best piano moving company in Boston, you can be sure that the Boston piano movers rates are affordable and the crew will be experienced with the right equipment. That means you can relax and trust that your heirloom piano will make the trip unharmed.

There’s one more aspect about the cost of Boston piano movers that may have you curious. Do you need to tip piano movers? How much tip for piano movers in Boston is appropriate? You definitely aren’t required to tip your piano movers, but our movers always appreciate the recognition for their hard work. Those who tip usually give between $20 and $40 per mover.

Choosing the Best Boston Piano Moving Company

You don’t want to trust your fragile piano to just anyone, but how do you choose affordable Boston piano movers you can trust? As with most things, it pays to do your research.

To find the best Boston moving company to trust with your piano, start by checking Boston moving company reviews on Google and Yelp. Look at the overall trend of reviews: are they positive or negative? Do you see the same complaints or praises mentioned? Next, verify how long the movers have been in business, their claims rate, and the number of pianos they move every year. You should also make sure they’re licensed and insured and verify their USDOT number with the Department of Transportation.

While price is important, remember that it isn’t everything. No one wants to save a little on moving labor only to pay hundreds for piano repair! Remember that trustworthy Boston, MA piano moving companies use the proper equipment for safely moving pianos as well as properly maintained trucks with smooth riding designed to handle delicate instruments.

At Mass Bay Movers, we’re proud to be one of the top Boston piano moving companies with over 1,000 moves performed every year and 30 dedicated team members who have undergone a rigorous training process. We have a 98% customer satisfaction rate thanks to our dedication to affordable rates, integrity, and putting customer service first.

No matter what type of piano you have, you can trust the affordable Boston piano movers at Mass Bay Movers to ensure it reaches its new destination without scratches, dings, or harm to fragile internal components. We have years of experience moving all types of pianos, including grand pianos, with the skill and equipment necessary for an efficient and safe move. Contact us today for a free estimate on piano moving in Boston, MA!


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  • Highly recommend. Customer service was on point, the 2 gentlemen that showed up to move were nice and polite. Got right to work and didn't waste any time. Very happy with the overall experience.

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    Matt Pappa
    2 weeks ago

    I was so pleased with the service I received from Mass Bay Movers the first time I used them, I didn’t even think twice when I needed them again to help me with another move. Everyone I have dealt with has been very professional, hardworking, efficient and friendly. ... read more

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    JB Carr
    3 weeks ago

    I had been ghosted by another mover. I filled out an on line from on a Saturday afternoon hoping to get a call first thing Monday morning. Within 10-15 minutes I got a call from Sal, the owner. I told him what I needed and he was able to help.... read more

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    Denise Scullin
    1 month ago
  • After being ghosted by another mover, I filled out the form on Mass Bays website. Because it was Saturday, I was hoping to hear from them first thing Monday morning. Within 10-15 minutes I got a call from Sal, the owner. I told him what I needed and he said... read more

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    Denise S.
    1 month ago

    I was very impressed with the service from everyone at Mass Bay Movers. Sal, the owner, was engaged and available for questions and the staff were efficient, careful and friendly during the move. They were equally accommodating and helpful when I needed some items from storage. The pricing was... read more

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    Lori Hock
    1 month ago

    This company is by far the best I've used over the years. I've hired movers for 5 moves in the last 6 years for myself and others, and the service/professionalism from Mass Bay Movers was unparalleled. They're responsive on the phone, accurate with information, on time, and the... read more

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    Vincent Maniscalco
    1 month ago
  • Very easy booking process and were agreeable for a storage facility and full home move across town. We had to move in heavy rain, which did slow down the process and made more of a mess which I was believe out of their control, but would have appreciated some... read more

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    Kristen Ross
    1 month ago

    I used Mass Bay Movers in Aug of 2020 to move my insurance agency to our new location. When I requested the quote they responded very quickly, and their prices were competitive. The movers were on time, friendly, and took care not to scratch any of the furniture.
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    Ryan Grande
    1 month ago

    Great experience. Rich was on top of everything and was pleasant to work with. All staff was professional, clean and engaged.

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    Bill Greenberg
    2 months ago
  • I was impressed with professionalism, friendliness, and high level of expertise in moving and packing (wrapping) of my movers Franklyn, Jorge and Tobi. They all showed up and worked the whole time with the masks on the 85 degree weather. I really respect the safety measures that they were observing.... read more

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    Tatiana Durakovic
    2 months ago

    5 star ratingI was impressed with professionalism, friendliness, and high level of expertise in moving and packing (wrapping) of my movers Franklyn, Jorge and Tobi. They all showed up and worked the whole time with the masks on the 85 degree weather. I really respect the safety measures that they were observing.... read more

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    Tatiana D.
    2 months ago

    5 Stars is not enough......Mass Bay Movers, without question, deserves 6 Stars!!

    From my first conversation with Sal ... to on-going conversations with a tour of the warehouse (which was incredibly clean and organized) the actual move itself..this company delivered top notch service !

    My move involved a first stop...
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    Sandy Lynch
    3 months ago
  • 5 star ratingMy husband and I recently hired Mass Bay Movers for our move from Charlestown to Bedford and couldn't have been more pleased with the job they did. We had a 4 man crew to move us out of our 2 bedroom condo + basement storage unit. Our guys were Henry,... read more

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    Amanda T.
    3 months ago

    We had a 10 mile move from an apt. building in Medford to our new 3 story single family home. The quote was a little lower than I expected and the total amount was exactly what I expected - no surprises anywhere.

    The company was responsive to my questions and the...
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    Nick Shreders
    3 months ago

    5 star ratingVery happy and pleased with my move. The crew was very professional and courteous. On time, all 3 men wore masks for our protection during this Covid-19 state we now live in.Moved from an apartment to a storage facility. All my furniture was shrink wrapped or blanket wrapped for protection.... read more

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    Rich C.
    3 months ago
  • The team at Mass Bay is incredibly professional, respectful, diligent, and resourceful. Recently, the team moved me from a condo in Quincy to a storage unit and Easton, and I couldn’t have been more impressed. Adhering to stringent COVID-19 protocols and safety, the team was punctual and pragmatic. They arrived... read more

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    Patrick Reardon
    4 months ago

    5 star ratingMass Bay Movers has done multiple moves for my wife and I. We rebuilt our home and Mass Bay moved us out of our house and into a 2nd story apartment and put the rest of our stuff into storage. Their guys were all very professional, courteous... read more

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    John M.
    4 months ago

    5 star ratingMass Bay Movers were awesome! Heyner and his crew worked fast, efficient and were very professional. They wrapped every piece of furniture individually and left not even the smallest scratch. I would recommend them to anyone that is moving. We will definitely use them in the future!

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    Isaac J.
    4 months ago
  • Fantastic moving experience!
    I’ve moved 4 previous times but this was by far the most professional and stress-free move. The team was very courteous and respectful of both the occupants and contents of my home. They were efficient yet careful. I’d give them 5 stars!

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    Pat D
    5 months ago

    Great moving experience with this company. Respectful of the property moved, timely, great communication so we weren't spending the entire day waiting around. Would absolutely recommend to anyone and would use them again in a heartbeat!

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    p g
    5 months ago

    I had a move out from a condo and storage unit, into an apartment. Ahead of time, they were great at communication and gave an amazing price quote. On the day of the move, the movers reviewed the plan and quickly got to work. I was expecting the move to... read more

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    Ben Janey
    5 months ago
  • Very Happy with Mass Bay Movers. They arrived on time ready to go to work. Personable, great attitudes, we made plans and understood the best procedures to use. It was a rainy day at both locations which had carpet flooring. They used blankets and a tarp for stairs. No damage... read more

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    James Palman
    6 months ago

    Sal and his team went way above and beyond. We had to cancel on them 3 times due to bumps in the road selling our house, once just hours before they were due to arrive. I half expected him to kick us to the curb, but he couldn't have been... read more

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    Carol T.
    6 months ago

    I called to have a large panel saw moved, I had trouble getting most companies to even give me a call back and get a price, not only did I get a call back the next day with a competitive price, but they were able to schedule me in... read more

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    Ian Tompkins
    6 months ago
  • I really enjoyed our move. These two young men worked really hard. We laughed and enjoyed the move. I would highly recommend this company. The owner Sal is a pleasant person to work with. He always answers when I called and gave me a quick estimate and all the info... read more

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    Cynthia WatkinsDilworth
    7 months ago

    5 star ratingI really enjoyed our move. These two young men worked really hard. We laughed and enjoyed the move. I would highly recommend this company. The owner Sal is a pleasant person to work with. He always answers when I called and gave me a quick estimate and all the info... read more

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    Cynthia W.
    7 months ago

    Mass Bay Movers recently took care of moving a baby grand piano for me. I challenged them with rain and about 25 stairs! These guys were amazing! They were professional, courteous and had clearly done this before. They were on time the day of the move, communicated clearly with me... read more

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    Kevin Ronningen
    7 months ago
  • The workers were wonderful, efficient, willing to move things around until we were satisfied. They worked quickly and had the job done in no time. I would highly recommend Mass Bay Movers

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    Marie Gurry
    8 months ago

    Mass Bay Movers were a joy to work with and would recommend them without hesitation. They were on time, thorough in their walk through before they began moving things out, made a room by room list of items and left nothing behind. A number of our things... read more

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    Babe Ceglarski
    9 months ago

    5 star ratingSimply Stated....This company from customer service to movers to owner is OUTSTANDING!!!! Our most recent move was the 4th job that they have done for us. We have moved 13 times (locally and cross country) for my husband's professional career so we have a very good idea about... read more

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    Denis G.
    9 months ago