I am often asked to recommend a teacher, and enjoy helping people find the best teachers for a student’s age, location, and goals.
The piano movers I most often recommend for local moves are Big Al, 503-515-0673, and West Coast Piano Moving, 503-234-2226, I would be happy to put you in touch with, or offer information about these reputable movers, and here’s a link to my YouTube video about moving costs, https://youtu.be/SKfTVa1unpA.
Buying a Piano
I receive calls and inquiries constantly about pianos for sale. I would be happy to help you avoid costly mistakes and find the piano that’s right for you, whether it’s from a store or a private source. Be sure to read up and become an informed consumer first: I can recommend many sources of information, but a great online resource is www.pianobuyer.com. I have a series of articles I’m happy to email to you, but here’s an edited version of one that was published on Angie’s List:
Perks of Buying a Used Piano from a Music Store
In most cases, a qualified independent Registered Piano Technician (“RPT”, www.ptg.org) can provide the best and most complete information about a piano you are considering purchasing by means of a pre-purchase inspection. A salesperson or technician employed by a store has an obligation to promote sales, and possibly a financial stake in your purchase. Both are bound to influence the information they provide you. Though a teacher has their student’s best interest at heart, only a qualified independent technician will be able to inspect the structural and mechanical condition of an instrument thoroughly, notice any problems, and steer a buyer towards the best piano for their money.
Feel free to call or email me with your questions – preferably before you have paid to have the piano moved to your home, and especially if it was free, very cheap, rather old, or a spinet (the short ones)!