Piano Moving Course Index


Lesson 1- “Tools of the Trade”

  • Tools Needed
    • Dollies
    • Pads/moving blanket options
    • Straps
      • Types of straps for different purposes
    • Transportation vehicles
      • Types of trucks/ trailers
    • Ramps
    • Lyre brace
    • Stretch wrap & rubber bands
    • Skid boards/ piano boards
    • Piano moving box for stairs
    • Hand held tools

Lesson 2 - “Protecting Yourself, the Customer and your Business”

  • Protecting yourself
    • Footwear
    • Back brace
    • Knowing your limits
  • Protecting your customers home
    • Lipped stairs
    • Tile/ marble/ travertine floors
    • Wood floors 
  • Protecting Your Business
    • Business insurance
    • Insurance terms
    • General liability insurance/ business liability insurance
    • Cargo insurance
    • Preexisting damage/ liability forms
    • Laws

Lesson 3- “Moving Upright Pianos”

  • Tools needed
  • Putting piano on dolly
  • Putting piano on skid board
  • Tight turns/ hallways
  • Moving the piano up a flight of stairs
  • Moving the piano down a flight of stairs
  • Securing the piano into the transportation vehicle
  • Rare findings

Lesson 4- “Moving a Grand Piano”

  • Tools needed
  • Securing piano to skid board
  • How to remove legs and lyre
  • Packaging legs, bench and lyre for transport
  • Moving piano on skid board and dolly
  • Moving the piano up a flight of stairs
  • Moving the piano down a flight of stairs
  • Tight turns/ hallways
  • Securing the piano into the transportation vehicle
  • Rare findings