Moving Rates

Nashville Piano Rescue offers piano moving services as well as delivery services, which includes estate sale pickups, riding lawn mowers, ATVS etc.
Piano Moving rates :  We have two types of moving rates below.  Local or Regional   
If you are calling around to get the best price or hoping that we will beat someone else's price we would prefer you didn't call us. You get what you pay for on cheap moves and our phone never stops ringing from people who have had their pianos damaged by other cheap movers looking for repairs.  . We've been claim free since 1965 and aim to stay that way.
Regional Moves :  Any piano regardless of type between two cities :  Cities We service would be any within a 200 mile radius of Louisville KY . So Lexington, Cincinnati OH , Indianapolis IN , Nashville TN . Which includes INSIDE pickup and delivery , 3- 6 entry steps , ground floor only . An example would be a grand piano picking up in Ohio heading to Nashville to deliver are flat rated at 800.00  These pianos can be either new or used so customers are either piano dealers or individual owners.
Local moving rates  : 
Upright spinet which is 36 inches tall, within 50 miles of base of operations , 3 to 5 entry steps, no major hills or slopes, concrete walkways , ground floor only 150.00
Studio piano  45 to 48 inches tall  same parameters as above 175.00
Full upright  52 to 55 inches tall  same parameters as above 200.00
Full upright Player 52 to 55 inches  Same parameters as above 400.00
Steinway Uprights :  These are probably the most problematic pianos to move. I personally don't like moving them as they are very unstable on a dolly and require constant concentration or they will flip over in a second. The irregular bottom and iron harp protruding through the floor of the piano makes them dangerous. Especially if there is any type of lean or slope on sidewalks.  We will move them but you are going to pay a higher rate.  
Grand Pianos :   3 legged grand less than 6 feet  not polyester ( high gloss plastic finish)  , 3 to 5 entry steps, ground floor only  275.00
Grands over 6 feet are quoted via photos only.
Square Grands :  400.00
Piano disposal as in we are picking it up for disposal , recycling only  200.00 upright , 300.00 grand piano.
We do not move pianos in inclement weather--this includes rain, snow and high winds due to our high profile vehicles.
  • Stairs - Second floor carries add to the cost of moving because we need to hire additional labor. Charges can be waived if you want to provide the labor yourselves and agree to .  Upright Pianos above 42 inches tall are referred to another carrier.
  • High gloss clear or black finishes - these require enormous care when moving.  We will not move these types of pianos in the winter months. No exceptions.
  • Inaccessible properties including steep driveways, paver driveways, dangerous stairs, low overhangs, or limited access.

EQUIPMENT :  We use professional moving equipment such as non-marring ramps and grey rubber dollies that are hardwood floor friendly. We protect your tile and sandstone. 

TRUCKS :  All our trucks are USDOT/ MC compliant, meaning we have the additional required by insurance regulation Form BMC 91 X . All the trucks are lettered on 3 sides as required by law.  They are also equipped with rail type lift gates.