Kawai institutional pianos are known worldwide for their long-term durability of sound and stature. They are intelligently designed and constructed to perform admirably in any institutional environment. For schools, colleges, churches and performance venues that require high-quality instruments able to withstand the rigors of heavy use and frequent moves, Kawai institutional pianos are built to perform. Visit our beautiful showroom in Houston to experience the exceptional quality and durability of our institutional pianos.


The Kawai ST-1 is everything an institutional piano should be — amazingly strong, exceptionally playable, and built to last.



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The Kawai 506N upright piano was specially designed to meet the needs of those who require high quality and durability in an instrument… without a premium price tag.


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With as much as 20 tons of string tension placed upon the cast iron plate of an upright piano, the plate must be designed for maximum strength and stability. The proper combination of plate design, back post structure and string tension is essential to establish a solid foundation for quality tone and durability. To enable our plates to withstand this incredible stress, we use leading-edge CAD technology to match the strength and natural tonal resonances of the plate to the requirements of the scale design.

Kawai Institutional Upright Piano Plate
Kawai Institutional Upright Piano Ribs


The selection of materials and the manner in which they are assembled can greatly affect overall volume and tone quality in a piano. Since the most vital sound-producing components of a piano are the soundboard and ribs, our wood specialists choose only the finest quality spruce to ensure superb tone and outstanding dynamic range across the entire spectrum of sound.



With its unmatched combination of durable construction and exceptional playability, the UST-9 upright piano outperforms every instrument in its class.


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