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A Piano Moving Company Built For Innovation

Stairway Pianos was created by Registered Piano Technican (RPT) Lucas Heuer and piano rebuilder Jon Welch. A piano moving company inspired by the innovation of the European piano industry, we are motivated to help people safely move pianos. Not only are we piano movers, but also piano tuners, rebuilders, and technicians. In fact, we are one of the few companies who offer this type of service. We care for each piano that we handle as if it were our own.

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Lucas Heuer, RPT is a proud member of The Piano Technicians Guild and committed to the continual pursuit of excellence in technical service and ethical conduct. A technician earns an RPT certification after a series of rigorous examinations that test skills in piano tuning, regulation, and repair. 

Jon Welch is a life long classical music aficionado and audio-video expert who, through a passion for music and working with wood, has become an accomplished piano rebuilder and certified installing of the QRS PNOmation player-piano system. Jon is the also the owner of Experience Audio Video, a premier dallas audio-video company who provides custom installations of home theater, surround sound and entertainment systems.

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Why the Name Stairway Pianos?

When starting this piano moving company I knew that my first question for potential customers would be: “…are there any stairs or steps at your locations?”

Once in a while, a customer will want a piano moved up or down the stairs, and sometimes there is no other choice. Honestly, most piano companies avoid stairs as much as possible. Because of the difficulty and risk involved, some piano moving companies choose not to accommodate the customer.

While we can not guarantee that we can handle any stair move, we are dedicated to addressing and solving this problem in the piano moving industry. For this reason, we imported the Pianolift from France to support our moving team with apartment buildings, exterior stairs, and some interior stairs as well. Additionally, we have other partners in the moving industry than can assist with stair moves in many cases.

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A Love of Steinway Pianos

In 2017 I had the opportunity to work alongside the chief concert technician at Steinway Hall in Dallas. This challenging and rewarding experience greatly improved my skills as a technician.  After working in the retail environment of Steinway Hall I transitioned to piano rebuilding. While working for a piano rebuilding company I had the opportunity to participate in and later oversee the rebuilding of many models of Steinway Pianos. This experience gave me an even greater respect and admiration for the craftsmanship and tonal quality of a Steinway piano. As a result, our rebuilding and piano restoration crew was built on this experience and expertise.

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Stairs as Symbol

Stairs are an ancient symbol with various meanings. In music, we ascend and descend by half or whole steps. The piano has often been portrayed as a staircase because of its keys. Additionally, the feeling invoked through the scales, ascending, or descending passages.

Stairs are also a common theme often cited in dream interpretation. According to dreamingandsleeping.com, stairs in a dream are “…always a good omen. If you have seen in your dream that you were climbing a set of stairs, it means that you have decided to put effort in order to achieve your goals. You are ready to work hard and you know that you will succeed.”

Stairs are also a popular visual metaphor used in films to represent various challenges the protagonist must overcome. In popular culture, art and film stairs can also represent enlightenment or the divine. Ultimately symbolizing a rising above our limited perception and understanding.

Stairway To Heaven

Additionally, as a major classic rock fan, Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven is one of my favorite songs. I remember being overwhelmed with emotion as a kid when hearing this on the radio. Check out this beautiful piano performance of this classic song.

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