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STLOUISPIANIST.COM

Ballwin , MO

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Ballwin, MO US 63021 (map)
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ABOUT US

Dave Becherer is a top rated pianist in St. Louis, and has played hundreds of weddings. He is a seasoned professional, with a strong classical piano background as well as a degree in... Read more
Dave Becherer is a top rated pianist in St. Louis, and has played hundreds of weddings. He is a seasoned professional, with a strong classical piano background as well as a degree in jazz studies and 20 years of performance experience. Dave performs with confidence and is able to focus on all the additional details that a ceremony musician must attend to.

He loves to play piano at weddings because he knows that he is providing one of the most important elements to mark the beginning of a couple’s life together. He has a large selection of piano music to draw from and the ability to accommodate requests of almost any style. He provides his music services with stress-free simplicity and at a very reasonable rate! Dave Becherer is proud recipient of both the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award, the Couple’s Choice award, and the Knot Best of Weddings award!
Other Instrumentation for your Ceremony Music
In addition to performing as a solo pianist, Dave is happy to bring other musicians to create the right atmosphere. Dave is a well respected musician in town and has an extensive network of professionals that he regularly works with.

Piano/Vocal Songbird Duo: This is a beautiful combination for ceremonies. In addition to being the pianist, Dave can bring a wedding singer to sing a beautiful aria, a love song, or other songs that mean something to the couple.

Bass/Piano Duo: For contemporary weddings with pop songs, upright bass and piano are a great combination to produce lively energy.

Cello/Piano Duo: For classical or new age, a cello beautifully accompanies the piano. This is becoming an increasingly popular choice, and the duo has been performing selections from the Piano Guys repertoire.

Ensembles: Adding a trio, with cello, viola, violin, or even adding flugel horn or flute is often a beautiful statement for ceremony music. Cost will vary depending on size of group and availability/difficulty of song selections.
Options for your Cocktail Hour or Reception
David Becherer is one of the most versatile pianists in town. In addition to being able to provide beautiful music for your ceremony, Dave is a jazz pianist available for cocktail hours and for providing wedding reception music. Dave is one of the top jazz pianists in town and regularly works with some of St. Louis’s best jazz musicians.
Package Ideas (Ceremony and Cocktails/Receptions)
Ceremony Solo Piano for cocktails Lively improvised versions of pop and jazz favorites.

Ceremony Songbird vocal/piano duo . The Songbird Duo is a husband wife duo consisting of Dave and his wife, Kim. Kim is a classically trained singer who also loves pop and jazz. This versatile duo can perform beautiful classical arias for the ceremony, elegant background music for cocktails, and fun upbeat music for a reception. The duo has a wide range of adult music in its repertoire, including modern pop songs from artists such as Adelle, Sarah Bareillis, Ingrid Michaelson,Plain White T’s and the Lumineers, sophisticated modern jazz along the lines of Norah Jones and Esparanza Spalding, jazz classics and standards, and even classic rock favorites by Journey, Elton John, the Beatles and the Carpenters! Perfect for elegant receptions.

Ceremony Jazz Piano trio for 1-4 hours: (typically upright bass, drums and piano). A lively complement to good conversation!

For pricing and more information please visit Dave’s website.




Background:

Dave has been a serious student of the piano for more than 30 years. After building a strong foundation through many years of classical piano study, He obtained his BM in Jazz Studies from Webster University, studying with the legendary jazz pianist, Carolbeth True. Dave has 20 years of experience as a professional musician. He has performed for thousands, and regularly plays with the top musicians in the area. As professional wedding pianist he has performed hundreds of ceremonies and cocktail hours. His diverse musical background makes him a very versatile musician and allows him to authentically play in any style.



Today, Dave is recognized by musicians and audiences as a top St. Louis Jazz Pianist. His virtuosic piano technique and his clear, melodic style makes musicians desire to play with him and audiences love to hear him. Dave regularly performs solo piano music for wedding ceremonies, background solo piano for cocktail hours, with a jazz band for receptions, private events and public venues. Also, Dave plays regularly with His wife, vocalist Kim Wren.. The Songbird Duo covers a wide range of music suited to every taste. Read less
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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Drums, Harp, Piano, Trumpet, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Formal
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Recordings are available at my website: www.stlouispianist.com
How much time do you usually need for setup?
15-20 minutes
How much space do you usually require?
solo: 3x5 space
 Duo: 5x8 space
 Trio: 5x10 space
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
$50 per person for anything beyond an hour from ballwin mo.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Classy and Sophisticated! Dave and his jazz trio added such a lovely tone to our wedding cocktail hour and reception. If you are looking to add a classy and tasteful sound to your atmosphere, look no further. Throughout the planning process and the wedding night, Dave and his trio were very professional and friendly. Our wedding guests were so impressed by their musicianship and vibe. As a wedding vendor, he is very flexible and easy to reach, which is always comforting!
Classy and Sophisticated! Dave and his jazz trio added such a lovely tone to our wedding cocktail hour and reception. If Read more...
Classy and Sophisticated! Dave and his jazz trio added such a lovely tone to our wedding cocktail hour and reception. If you are looking to add a classy and tasteful sound to your atmosphere, look no further. Throughout the planning process and the wedding night, Dave and his trio were very professional and friendly. Our wedding guests were so impressed by their musicianship and vibe. As a wedding vendor, he is very flexible and easy to reach, which is always comforting! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We wanted very specific music for our ceremony- David was very helpful in making sure our music was everything we had wanted. David was very responsive and a pleasure to work with.
We wanted very specific music for our ceremony- David was very helpful in making sure our music was everything we had Read more...
We wanted very specific music for our ceremony- David was very helpful in making sure our music was everything we had wanted. David was very responsive and a pleasure to work with. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Dave & Kim performed at my daughter's wedding ceremony and cocktail/dinner hours. They were wonderful and did everything we asked for. We had many comments on the music - Kim's voice is beautiful and Dave did a great job on the piano!
Dave & Kim performed at my daughter's wedding ceremony and cocktail/dinner hours. They were wonderful and did everything Read more...
Dave & Kim performed at my daughter's wedding ceremony and cocktail/dinner hours. They were wonderful and did everything we asked for. We had many comments on the music - Kim's voice is beautiful and Dave did a great job on the piano! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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was having a problem finding someone to sing and play a musical instrument for my wedding. The problem was I wanted unique songs that are not typically used for a wedding. I was actually referred to Dave by my cousin (a fellow musician.) When speaking to him he was completely laid back. I was extremely satisfied with Dave at our wedding. He is extremely talented and professional. I hand picked many of the songs for my ceremony and his wife (with a beautiful voice) sang the newly learned songs with no problem at all. I would use them again in a heart beat
was having a problem finding someone to sing and play a musical instrument for my wedding. The problem was I wanted unique Read more...
was having a problem finding someone to sing and play a musical instrument for my wedding. The problem was I wanted unique songs that are not typically used for a wedding. I was actually referred to Dave by my cousin (a fellow musician.) When speaking to him he was completely laid back. I was extremely satisfied with Dave at our wedding. He is extremely talented and professional. I hand picked many of the songs for my ceremony and his wife (with a beautiful voice) sang the newly learned songs with no problem at all. I would use them again in a heart beat Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Dave Becherer and his wife, Kim, performed at our daughter's September 1, 2013 wedding enhancing the day through their musical talents and personal service. They are both very nice and professional and played for extended periods with very few breaks. The selections were perfect for the style of wedding we had. My husband and I would highly recommend them and feel that they were very reasonably priced for the amount of time they gave us. Dave and Kim made this special day even more special!
Dave Becherer and his wife, Kim, performed at our daughter's September 1, 2013 wedding enhancing the day through their Read more...
Dave Becherer and his wife, Kim, performed at our daughter's September 1, 2013 wedding enhancing the day through their musical talents and personal service. They are both very nice and professional and played for extended periods with very few breaks. The selections were perfect for the style of wedding we had. My husband and I would highly recommend them and feel that they were very reasonably priced for the amount of time they gave us. Dave and Kim made this special day even more special! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicki
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I decided to have just a pianist play at my ceremony. I was more than pleased with Dave's performance. He has an abundance of songs to choose from and he plays them so well. I had no idea what I wanted before I went to Dave's website, after looking through the list a few times I knew exactly what I wanted. I emailed him and he was so helpful and easy to work with. Choosing to have Dave Becherer be your pianist is an excellent choice and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends!
I decided to have just a pianist play at my ceremony. I was more than pleased with Dave's performance. He has an abundance Read more...
I decided to have just a pianist play at my ceremony. I was more than pleased with Dave's performance. He has an abundance of songs to choose from and he plays them so well. I had no idea what I wanted before I went to Dave's website, after looking through the list a few times I knew exactly what I wanted. I emailed him and he was so helpful and easy to work with. Choosing to have Dave Becherer be your pianist is an excellent choice and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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katie
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Perfection!

Dave was our pianist for our wedding ceremony, and it couldn't have been more perfect! Our wedding started 45 minutes late due to traffic and he played for our guests the entire time, which was possible with his amazing repertoire. We have received so many compliments on Dave's music, some saying it was their favorite part of the ceremony! We highly, highly recommend Dave for your wedding or special event!
Perfection!

Dave was our pianist for our wedding ceremony, and it couldn't have been more perfect! Our wedding Read more...
Perfection!

Dave was our pianist for our wedding ceremony, and it couldn't have been more perfect! Our wedding started 45 minutes late due to traffic and he played for our guests the entire time, which was possible with his amazing repertoire. We have received so many compliments on Dave's music, some saying it was their favorite part of the ceremony! We highly, highly recommend Dave for your wedding or special event! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I left finding an accompanist up to my soloist and did not have one a week out from the wedding (05/18/13) when she found David. He was extremely accomodating and they handled everything without me feeling any stress due to the short notice. The day of the wedding I was extremely happy with the quality of service and had many compliments from guests on the ceremonies music.
I left finding an accompanist up to my soloist and did not have one a week out from the wedding (05/18/13) when she found Read more...
I left finding an accompanist up to my soloist and did not have one a week out from the wedding (05/18/13) when she found David. He was extremely accomodating and they handled everything without me feeling any stress due to the short notice. The day of the wedding I was extremely happy with the quality of service and had many compliments from guests on the ceremonies music. Read less
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April
Wedding:
4/27/2013
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We didn't want to make a big huff and puff at our wedding with some sort of string quartet or anything too fancy. We were having a pretty non-traditional wedding, but still wanted some professional music. I found Dave on The Knot, but once I went to his website and heard his cover of Ben Fold's "The Luckiest", I knew he was our guy. He was willing to negotiate on the pricing and help us out with both the ceremony and cocktail hour and played almost all modern hits instead of stuffy old marches and whatnot. He even accommodated my processional request that wasn't in his repertoire. Overall, he did his job and he did it wonderfully. Well done. :)
We didn't want to make a big huff and puff at our wedding with some sort of string quartet or anything too fancy. We were Read more...
We didn't want to make a big huff and puff at our wedding with some sort of string quartet or anything too fancy. We were having a pretty non-traditional wedding, but still wanted some professional music. I found Dave on The Knot, but once I went to his website and heard his cover of Ben Fold's "The Luckiest", I knew he was our guy. He was willing to negotiate on the pricing and help us out with both the ceremony and cocktail hour and played almost all modern hits instead of stuffy old marches and whatnot. He even accommodated my processional request that wasn't in his repertoire. Overall, he did his job and he did it wonderfully. Well done. :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Katie
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I found Dave online and we booked him for our ceremony and cocktail hour. We sent him all of the music we wanted played, some of which were not in his list, so the sheet music had to be ordered, but he played all of them beautifully. His skills as a pianist are amazing and I was happy with everything he played. He brought to life all of the music we requested and we couldn't have been happier. He also helped us out and provided a microphone for us for the ceremony, which was great. If you're looking for beautiful music for your ceremony or event, look no further. He is definitely the real deal!
I found Dave online and we booked him for our ceremony and cocktail hour. We sent him all of the music we wanted played, Read more...
I found Dave online and we booked him for our ceremony and cocktail hour. We sent him all of the music we wanted played, some of which were not in his list, so the sheet music had to be ordered, but he played all of them beautifully. His skills as a pianist are amazing and I was happy with everything he played. He brought to life all of the music we requested and we couldn't have been happier. He also helped us out and provided a microphone for us for the ceremony, which was great. If you're looking for beautiful music for your ceremony or event, look no further. He is definitely the real deal! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mary Ellen
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Dave Becherer was excellent! He was great to work with finding music for our wedding. I would highly recommend him!
Dave Becherer was excellent! He was great to work with finding music for our wedding. I would highly recommend him!
Dave Becherer was excellent! He was great to work with finding music for our wedding. I would highly recommend him! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Dave did a wonderful job for our wedding ceremony music. He learned a new piece of music for the ceremony and it sounded amazing! Would recommend to anyone!
Dave did a wonderful job for our wedding ceremony music. He learned a new piece of music for the ceremony and it sounded Read more...
Dave did a wonderful job for our wedding ceremony music. He learned a new piece of music for the ceremony and it sounded amazing! Would recommend to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Dave for our wedding was a pleasure. His website includes an extensive list of songs in his repertoire. Our experience was exactly as advertised. Dave attended our rehearsal on Friday and performed beautifully at our wedding. If you choose Dave as your wedding pianist you will not be diappointed!
Working with Dave for our wedding was a pleasure. His website includes an extensive list of songs in his repertoire. Our Read more...
Working with Dave for our wedding was a pleasure. His website includes an extensive list of songs in his repertoire. Our experience was exactly as advertised. Dave attended our rehearsal on Friday and performed beautifully at our wedding. If you choose Dave as your wedding pianist you will not be diappointed! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Dave was wonderful. He came to the rehearsal on Friday night which is were we met and went over the last minute details. The weddinng ceremony was flawless and he was very easy to work with. Dave also played jazz piano at the cocktail hour which everyone really enjoyed. I was very please with his services and professionalism. I would recommend him to anyone
Dave was wonderful. He came to the rehearsal on Friday night which is were we met and went over the last minute details. Read more...
Dave was wonderful. He came to the rehearsal on Friday night which is were we met and went over the last minute details. The weddinng ceremony was flawless and he was very easy to work with. Dave also played jazz piano at the cocktail hour which everyone really enjoyed. I was very please with his services and professionalism. I would recommend him to anyone Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mindy
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Dave was a fantastic addition to our wedding ceremony on 5/19/12. His wedding music added a classy touch to the ceremony. He attended the rehearsal, and quickly offered advice when we struggled with some of the details as we did not have a coordinator. He offered lots of suggestions on wedding music selection, and also gave a list of songs to choose from, and even offered to learn and play any new songs we requested (for the cost of sheet music). We were on a tight budget for the wedding, and Dave delivered above and beyond the amount we paid. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a pianist for their wedding or cocktail hour..
Dave was a fantastic addition to our wedding ceremony on 5/19/12. His wedding music added a classy touch to the ceremony. Read more...
Dave was a fantastic addition to our wedding ceremony on 5/19/12. His wedding music added a classy touch to the ceremony. He attended the rehearsal, and quickly offered advice when we struggled with some of the details as we did not have a coordinator. He offered lots of suggestions on wedding music selection, and also gave a list of songs to choose from, and even offered to learn and play any new songs we requested (for the cost of sheet music). We were on a tight budget for the wedding, and Dave delivered above and beyond the amount we paid. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a pianist for their wedding or cocktail hour.. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Calbanese
Wedding:
12/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you for doing an absolutely AMAZING job at my wedding! The music was so beautiful and was beyond what I was envisioning. As soon as I stepped out onto the aisle, I heard the piano music and then saw the faces of all my family and friends, and was overcome with emotion. It honestly defined the whole atmosphere and was just incredible. I really appreciate all your preparation--working with me to figure out the unique songs for each part of the ceremony and taking the time to learn them. It's clear that you really understood what I was looking for, and you definitely delivered! Again, thank you so much for making our ceremony even more beautiful than I could have imagined.
Thank you for doing an absolutely AMAZING job at my wedding! The music was so beautiful and was beyond what I was Read more...
Thank you for doing an absolutely AMAZING job at my wedding! The music was so beautiful and was beyond what I was envisioning. As soon as I stepped out onto the aisle, I heard the piano music and then saw the faces of all my family and friends, and was overcome with emotion. It honestly defined the whole atmosphere and was just incredible. I really appreciate all your preparation--working with me to figure out the unique songs for each part of the ceremony and taking the time to learn them. It's clear that you really understood what I was looking for, and you definitely delivered! Again, thank you so much for making our ceremony even more beautiful than I could have imagined. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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mcpower1983
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Dave did a wonderful job of setting the tone for our wedding with his music!
Dave did a wonderful job of setting the tone for our wedding with his music!
Dave did a wonderful job of setting the tone for our wedding with his music! Read less
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