Institutional pianos must be built to last. Kawai Institutional Pianos are specially designed for venues that require heavy use and frequent moves that place continual stress on an instrument. Ideal for schools, colleges, churches and performance venues, Kawai institutional uprights will provide long-term durability of touch and tone throughout years of rigorous use. We invite you to visit our beautiful showroom in Plano to experience the exceptional quality and artistry 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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The proper combination of back post structure, string tension and plate design is essential to provide an outstanding foundation for excellent tone and durability. The cast iron plate of an upright piano is subjected to as much as 20 tons of string tension. To enable our plates to withstand this tremendous stress, we use the most modern 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


Because the soundboard and ribs are the most important sound-producing components of a piano, Kawai uses only the finest materials in their construction. Our wood technologists select the choicest spruce to ensure superb dynamic range and outstanding tone across the full sound spectrum. Our assembly techniques are based on decades of wisdom and experience in maximizing the tonal experience for the player.



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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