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I am looking for a reliable and professional piano mover
willing to move an upright piano from Menlo Park to Kensington.
I have called some local movers, such as McCrea's, and some
nationwide movers, such as Modern Piano Moving, but the local
movers say they don't move anything out of their specific area
(i.e. Menlo Park), and the long-distance movers say the move is
too local. Can anyone recommend an expert local or regional
mover (on either side of the bay) willing to cross the bay to
do a simple move of an upright from the peninsula to the east
We recently had our piano moved from Arizona to the east bay and we were very happy
with the person who did the move. His name is Kelly Mayfield and his company is
called A Sharp Piano Movers. His number is 877-97-PIANO or 714-891-1808. We
found him by accident while shopping at Piedmont Pianos. He was moving some
pianos for them and we felt that if the store used him he must be good. Kelly's
business card says ''local and nation wide'' so he would probably do what you are
I'm planning to move to the new house next month and looking
for a reasonably priced and responsible moving crew. I live in
Albany and the new house is located about three hilly blocks
from the house I live now. We have a piano and many books.
Thank you for the advice in advance!
Delancey Street Movers
McCrea's AA Piano Moving
We have an old upright piano that we would like to get rid of. The piano hasn't been
tuned in decades and is probably worth about $400. We would give it away, though we
are concerned about the move because moving the piano would involve about 10 stairs
and our driveway is an old wooden bridge. Does anyone have any recommendations for
movers, know of an entity that might be interested in the piano (that is bonded
and/or insured), or have any other suggestions? Thanks!
McCrea's Piano Moving, phone number is (510) 533-4900
Very professional and they could easiliy maneuver the steps and
I used McCrea's Piano Moving last fall and they were very competent
and professional. I understand they do the moving for the Dept.
of Music here on campus, a much higher recommendation.
-- Dianna (7/99)
AA Piano Moving, Oakland 533-4900
I got the recommendation from Piedmont Piano and they've
moved my piano twice. Very professional. -- Ginger (4/99)
For piano moving and storage I can highly recommend my husband Greg
McCrea's company, McCrea's AA Piano Moving in Oakland. The family owned
and operated business has been working mostly in the east bay for over
30 years. You can find his ad in the Yellow Pages under piano moving.
Phone # 510-533-4900.
-- Linda (5/99)
piano movers, I have used AA Piano Moving 3 times
and they are very professional, and incredibly graceful!
Part of the fun of AA movers is watching the way they work together -
it's like getting exclusive front-row seats for a ballet that is
based entirely on you, your piano, and the tight twists
and turns of your old and new house! Now that Evelyn Cisneros is
retiring, they're my pick for best value for your dance dollar!
Also, they do not make you help! I don't understand
why anyone would want to risk their piano and their health
with utterly inexperienced movers - that is, themselves.
Even in the most capable hands, piano moving still involves
risks, and you don't want to be caught trying to prop
up a slipping piano.
-- Dan (5/99)
I enthusiasticly recommend Exclusive Piano & furniture movers, (415)
589-5123. They were recommended to me by a piano shop in Palo ALto and
they performed an extraordinary feat of moving a baby grand up a narrow
staircase and around hairpin turns without making a scratch on either the
piano or the walls. It was amazing to watch it--the piano on its side
with 3 men gradually inching it around a difficult bend. It cost $175
last year to move it from Palo Alto to a Berkeley. -- Xanthippe (4/99)
Ed Gong in Berkeley (Music Mover-tel: 524 7861) has moved pianos for me 4
times. He is amazing! -- Gemma (4/99)
I would like to second the recommendation for Ed Gong (524-7861). Not only
is very competent, but he does the job alone! His display of the wonders
of balance & leverage is worth his very reasonable price by itself, and is
something you and your kids will never forget. You have to be there to
occasionally steady the piano while he changes position, but you needn't be
strong to do this as he's always got it perfectly balanced anyway. On top
of all that, I think he's into his seventies by now, but with a physique
that's the envy of my teenage son. Ed is not to be missed. We've used him
three times. -- Patrick (5/99)
I second the recommendation for Ed Gong as a piano mover. I've used him for
many years. He arrives with a little pickup truck and an amazing stair
contraption, and uses brains and leverage to move these amazingly heavy and
awkward objects. He's goofy as heck, and he chats a mile a minute (he says
he once owned 300 pianos!), but always manages to get the piano where it
needs to go. -- Nicole (5/99)
I strongly suggest that you call the folks at Piedmont Piano Co. (547-8188)
to get a recommendation for a piano mover and storage. I have had the
tragic experience of having my piano ruined as the result of incorrect
storage, even though I had it moved and stored by piano "specialists."
Piedmont is a highly reputable business and I know you could trust their
recommendation. -- Rachel (4/99)
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