Back in 2007, Allston Piano Movers helped deliver a dozen Steinert Pianos to Tufts University, which changed their music department. Tufts recently posted a nice video on their webpage, chronicling this big purchase. Take a look towards the end to see the Allston Piano Truck.
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During the past couple of months we have moved two Fazioli Grand Pianos for our valued customers. Faziolis are handcrafted in Sacile, Italy and are among the most expensive pianos in the world. Entry price for one of these beautiful instruments is $85,000.00, and they reach prices of over $500,000.00. The owners of these fine pianos have entrusted Allston Piano with the care and handling of these fine instruments.
Here’s a link to a page that shows one of the unusual pianos produced by this
company. Some day I know we will be asked to move this particular model, and we will be ready to give it the full Allston Piano treatment.
On September 2, 2011 the Allston Piano Moving team of professionals tackled a number of piano moves at Boston College. This video shows the Allston Giants moving a 9’ Steinway concert grand down from the 3rd floor at the beautiful Bapst Library. This is an excellent example of the skill and team work displayed by Pat Andrus and his crew as they navigate turns while protecting the gorgeous marble stairs.
Dealing with a fine instrument that weighs close to 1000 lbs in such a delicate situation is not something most movers want to deal with, but our team looked forward to the challenge and did a great job. I’ve been moving pianos since I was a teenager and have worked with some great movers over the years. When I say I am impressed by what I am seeing in the way Gentle Giant has learned the techniques involved in doing difficult moves in such a top notch manner, it is an understatement. They are the best.
Enjoy the video!
We are now approaching the one year anniversary of the merger between Allston Piano Moving Co. and Gentle Giant Movers. Things could not have gone better.
The combination of these two incredible companies has been a home run. I am happy to say that even though many of the Allston Piano customers were a bit apprehensive of the acquisition at first, they have now had a chance to see how we have been working with Gentle Giant first hand and are more then pleased.
The piano moving team at GG, led by Pat Andrus, has met the challenge of learning the Allston Piano methods for moving pianos. In just this past month’s time they have tackled some big jobs at Harvard University and Boston College as well as the Steinert Steinway Sale at Symphony Hall and have performed incredibly. Pat and his fine crew have proven themselves the best in the business and I am proud to have them working under the banner of Allston Piano Moving Company, a business I have dedicated my life to and am extremely proud of.
I look forward to many more years of continuing to provide our fine service to all in the piano community.
Stay tuned to this blog as Allston Piano continues taking on more and more noteworthy jobs.
A few months ago, the good folks at Harvard University’s Piano Services contacted Allston Piano Movers to help them plan the logistics for a massive undertaking in the Music Building’s Paine Hall.
Paine Hall is going under the knife this summer for a remodeling that required the entire concert and practice hall to be piano free. This meant Allston Piano Movers had to come in, prep, dismantle, and safely relocate close to 40 pianos.
The video attached shows the extra care and professionalism the Allston Piano Movers took moving the last two pianos, which were 9′ Grand Pianos valued at over $100k each.
Take a look at the video we put together, and remember, it doesn’t take a Harvard valedictorian to know that the next time you move your piano, you should call Allston Piano Movers!
We had a wonderful move this past weekend on Natucket Island that could be up there as one of the most pleasurable days in the history of Allston Piano. Pat Andrus, Allston Piano’s on the trucks Manager, and Mitch Curtis, mover ordinare, were tasked with loading up the truck and getting themselves down to Hyannis to catch an early morning ferry to Nantucket to deliver an upright to a customer’s vacation home.
Although this was not the most difficult move in the history of Allston Piano, it was one of those great occasions where two friends lucked out and got to head out to Nantucket, deliver a beautiful upright piano to a very satisfied customer, then spend the day meeting interesting people and talking about Allston Piano.
I could go on explaining how wonderful a day it was, but the pictures really tell a better story.