When people choose a piano for the home, the main decision criteria are touch, tone and stability. They want a piano that sounds good, plays well and can maintain both of these qualities consistently over time. In the institutional world, however, the parameters shift. Tone and touch still matter, of course. But when a piano will be played 8-12 hours per day, the attributes of stability and durability become the most important. An institutional piano must provide a reasonable level of touch and tone over years of rigorous use and frequent relocation. To accomplish this, the internal action and the external cabinet must be designed and built with one goal — to withstand the test of time. Kawai institutional upright pianos feature the same excellent tone and touch that piano buyers have come to expect from Kawai instruments for over 90 years. But the utilization of state-of-the-art composite parts in the action and the intelligent structural design of the cabinet set Kawai institutional pianos in a class of their own.