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StLouisPianist, Dave Becherer

Ballwin , MO
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Ballwin, MO 63021 US (map)

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314-277-5020

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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, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Drums, Harp, Piano, Trumpet, Violin

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Susan
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Dave and his wife Kim performed at my wedding. Very prompt email responses and great customer service. His amazing skills as a pianist and his wife Kim's voice created an elegant and romantic atmosphere during our wedding. We loved working with them and would recommend them without reservations. They are an amazing team and have the talent and skills of true professionals.
Dave and his wife Kim performed at my wedding. Very prompt email responses and great customer service. His amazing skills Read more...
Dave and his wife Kim performed at my wedding. Very prompt email responses and great customer service. His amazing skills as a pianist and his wife Kim's voice created an elegant and romantic atmosphere during our wedding. We loved working with them and would recommend them without reservations. They are an amazing team and have the talent and skills of true professionals. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kathy
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Dave provided beautiful piano/cello ceremony music, as well as a wonderful bass and piano jazz duo during dinner for our son’s wedding. He was extremely responsive, patient and helpful in dealing with the many questions and issues involved in planning the music for the wedding. He attended our rehearsal and arrived early to set up for the ceremony; everything was organized and ready early for the ceremony. Dave is a very responsible person, as well as a highly skilled and versatile musician who can be trusted to provide excellent music for any event.

Kathy Bearman, mother of the groom
Dave provided beautiful piano/cello ceremony music, as well as a wonderful bass and piano jazz duo during dinner for our Read more...
Dave provided beautiful piano/cello ceremony music, as well as a wonderful bass and piano jazz duo during dinner for our son’s wedding. He was extremely responsive, patient and helpful in dealing with the many questions and issues involved in planning the music for the wedding. He attended our rehearsal and arrived early to set up for the ceremony; everything was organized and ready early for the ceremony. Dave is a very responsible person, as well as a highly skilled and versatile musician who can be trusted to provide excellent music for any event.

Kathy Bearman, mother of the groom Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
David did an amazing job at our wedding. He played a variety of classic, pop, and jazz pieces through the course of the night. He was extremely professional, prompt, and easy to work with. I would recommend David to anyone looking for a talented pianist.
David did an amazing job at our wedding. He played a variety of classic, pop, and jazz pieces through the course of the Read more...
David did an amazing job at our wedding. He played a variety of classic, pop, and jazz pieces through the course of the night. He was extremely professional, prompt, and easy to work with. I would recommend David to anyone looking for a talented pianist. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Dave for my wedding was a great experience. He was professional, polite and talented. As a former wedding musician myself, after meeting Dave, I felt I could trust him to show up at our ceremony and perform without attending the rehearsal. This made the overall cost lower, and I was right - he was great. We asked him to learn a few Metallica covers for our prelude music and he did so, just charging us for the sheet music and slightly higher cost for a "specialized" vs traditional song selection. We also communicated almost entirely by email, since I live out-of-state and he was quick to respond. Overall, I did not find a lot of event pianists in the STL area, so selecting Dave was an obvious choice that we were extremely pleased with. If you are looking for non-traditional song selections, Dave is your guy.
Nicole Graham
Working with Dave for my wedding was a great experience. He was professional, polite and talented. As a former wedding Read more...
Working with Dave for my wedding was a great experience. He was professional, polite and talented. As a former wedding musician myself, after meeting Dave, I felt I could trust him to show up at our ceremony and perform without attending the rehearsal. This made the overall cost lower, and I was right - he was great. We asked him to learn a few Metallica covers for our prelude music and he did so, just charging us for the sheet music and slightly higher cost for a "specialized" vs traditional song selection. We also communicated almost entirely by email, since I live out-of-state and he was quick to respond. Overall, I did not find a lot of event pianists in the STL area, so selecting Dave was an obvious choice that we were extremely pleased with. If you are looking for non-traditional song selections, Dave is your guy.
Nicole Graham Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When I decided to have my wedding at the 9th Street Abbey in St. Louis, they gave me recommendations for musicians. I listened to Dave's song list and knew right away that he was what I was looking for. He is very easy to work with and has so much material available that you just can't go wrong.
When I decided to have my wedding at the 9th Street Abbey in St. Louis, they gave me recommendations for musicians. I Read more...
When I decided to have my wedding at the 9th Street Abbey in St. Louis, they gave me recommendations for musicians. I listened to Dave's song list and knew right away that he was what I was looking for. He is very easy to work with and has so much material available that you just can't go wrong. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Dave was beyond amazing! First of all, we had a short time-frame in planning our wedding and Dave learned new songs that were important to us very quickly.

Every step of the way, he was awesome to work with . . . always very professional, and very genuine. He appreciated that it was our special day and he helped to make it just that!

He was happy to work with my daughter, who wanted to sing a song for us during the ceremony, and it came off beautifully.

We had planned an outdoor candlelight ceremony in a wine garden, and Dave showed up to a hot and humid day and set up as we took photos, sweating it out with the wedding party. Then a storm blew through just as guests were arriving. Dave went above and beyond, quickly moving his equipment inside to use the Plan B, due to the weather. And then after the storm passed through fairly quickly, we asked him to move everything back outside because that was the ceremony that we had really dreamed about . . . and he did it all with a smile.

After getting wet with sweat, and then with rain, he played beautiful music that absolutely made the ceremony all that we had dreamed it could be. It was beautifully personal and emotional.

I am so happy that Dave was a part of our special day . . . his music, his professionalism and his commitment to our vision meant so much to us both, and to everyone in our families.
Dave was beyond amazing! First of all, we had a short time-frame in planning our wedding and Dave learned new songs that Read more...
Dave was beyond amazing! First of all, we had a short time-frame in planning our wedding and Dave learned new songs that were important to us very quickly.

Every step of the way, he was awesome to work with . . . always very professional, and very genuine. He appreciated that it was our special day and he helped to make it just that!

He was happy to work with my daughter, who wanted to sing a song for us during the ceremony, and it came off beautifully.

We had planned an outdoor candlelight ceremony in a wine garden, and Dave showed up to a hot and humid day and set up as we took photos, sweating it out with the wedding party. Then a storm blew through just as guests were arriving. Dave went above and beyond, quickly moving his equipment inside to use the Plan B, due to the weather. And then after the storm passed through fairly quickly, we asked him to move everything back outside because that was the ceremony that we had really dreamed about . . . and he did it all with a smile.

After getting wet with sweat, and then with rain, he played beautiful music that absolutely made the ceremony all that we had dreamed it could be. It was beautifully personal and emotional.

I am so happy that Dave was a part of our special day . . . his music, his professionalism and his commitment to our vision meant so much to us both, and to everyone in our families. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Fonda
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
When I decided to have my wedding at the 9th Street Abbey in St. Louis, they gave me recommendations for musicians. I listened to Dave's song list and knew right away that he was what I was looking for. He is very easy to work with and has so much material available that you just can't go wrong.
When I decided to have my wedding at the 9th Street Abbey in St. Louis, they gave me recommendations for musicians. I Read more...
When I decided to have my wedding at the 9th Street Abbey in St. Louis, they gave me recommendations for musicians. I listened to Dave's song list and knew right away that he was what I was looking for. He is very easy to work with and has so much material available that you just can't go wrong. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I waited until the last minute to figure out the music for our ceremony. I started looking just two weeks out and someone recommended Dave. He was very accommodating to our requests. He was on time, professional, and did a beautiful job (we had many compliments)! I couldn't believe how great he and the vocalist did considering he received our music requests just one week from the wedding. Thank you so much for being one of the few vendors who did NOT cause us stress during such a busy time!
My husband and I waited until the last minute to figure out the music for our ceremony. I started looking just two weeks Read more...
My husband and I waited until the last minute to figure out the music for our ceremony. I started looking just two weeks out and someone recommended Dave. He was very accommodating to our requests. He was on time, professional, and did a beautiful job (we had many compliments)! I couldn't believe how great he and the vocalist did considering he received our music requests just one week from the wedding. Thank you so much for being one of the few vendors who did NOT cause us stress during such a busy time! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Debbie
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
For me music has always been an important part in any wedding. It sets the tone. It makes the wedding memorable or not. As for my daughters recent wedding in St Louis, Dave Becherer, piano playing far exceeded anyone’s expectations to a most memorable ceremony music! There wasn’t a dry eye in the church ! The beauty of his playing the piano with his fellow musician on the cello to the song of “A thousand years” flawlessly with her entrance will always be that one beautiful moment forever in our memory of that day.
From the very beginning choosing Dave Becherer was the easiest and best decision. At a the time when making so many decision’s becomes overwhelming,stressful, and difficult for your big day. Dave made the ceremony music selection suddenly exciting , relaxing, and absolutely delightful. He was by far a breath of fresh air with not only his amazing talent for playing the piano but for his wit, his sense of humor, and confidence in his performance. His large array of music selections and abilities to preform those effortlessly at a drop of a hat is unbelievable! He will not disappoint you. I can’t say enough about his knowledge, experience, and help in assisting with the selection of music that fits the brides idea’s of the wedding she wants portrayed. He will also give the bride the opportunity to not only have him play the piano but offer fellow musicians to play along if so requested. Dave Becherer is affordable, professional , and plays every song to perfection. A huge bonus with Dave was he did not only play piano at the ceremony itself but he also played piano at the cocktail hour prior to the dinner reception. What a class act.
I truly felt he made a huge impact at making my daughters fairy tail wedding come true that day! I strongly recommend him for any bride to be. He far exceeded our expectations! I only welcome the chance to work with him again given the opportunity. I can’t thank Dave enough for such a successful wedding!
For me music has always been an important part in any wedding. It sets the tone. It makes the wedding memorable or not. As Read more...
For me music has always been an important part in any wedding. It sets the tone. It makes the wedding memorable or not. As for my daughters recent wedding in St Louis, Dave Becherer, piano playing far exceeded anyone’s expectations to a most memorable ceremony music! There wasn’t a dry eye in the church ! The beauty of his playing the piano with his fellow musician on the cello to the song of “A thousand years” flawlessly with her entrance will always be that one beautiful moment forever in our memory of that day.
From the very beginning choosing Dave Becherer was the easiest and best decision. At a the time when making so many decision’s becomes overwhelming,stressful, and difficult for your big day. Dave made the ceremony music selection suddenly exciting , relaxing, and absolutely delightful. He was by far a breath of fresh air with not only his amazing talent for playing the piano but for his wit, his sense of humor, and confidence in his performance. His large array of music selections and abilities to preform those effortlessly at a drop of a hat is unbelievable! He will not disappoint you. I can’t say enough about his knowledge, experience, and help in assisting with the selection of music that fits the brides idea’s of the wedding she wants portrayed. He will also give the bride the opportunity to not only have him play the piano but offer fellow musicians to play along if so requested. Dave Becherer is affordable, professional , and plays every song to perfection. A huge bonus with Dave was he did not only play piano at the ceremony itself but he also played piano at the cocktail hour prior to the dinner reception. What a class act.
I truly felt he made a huge impact at making my daughters fairy tail wedding come true that day! I strongly recommend him for any bride to be. He far exceeded our expectations! I only welcome the chance to work with him again given the opportunity. I can’t thank Dave enough for such a successful wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jordan
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Best Pianist PERIOD!!
Dave Becherer was so amazing to work with! He was very professional and accommodating. He was able to take all of my input and help make the ceremony music so memorable. Dave even took the time to prepare a special arrangement to the popular “A Thousand Years” for me. It was the most dramatic moment of my whole ceremony!! He is so very talented and will go out of his way to please the customer. Quality musician and fantastic guy!

Jordan Ahrdent, Bride
Best Pianist PERIOD!!
Dave Becherer was so amazing to work with! He was very professional and accommodating. He was Read more...
Best Pianist PERIOD!!
Dave Becherer was so amazing to work with! He was very professional and accommodating. He was able to take all of my input and help make the ceremony music so memorable. Dave even took the time to prepare a special arrangement to the popular “A Thousand Years” for me. It was the most dramatic moment of my whole ceremony!! He is so very talented and will go out of his way to please the customer. Quality musician and fantastic guy!

Jordan Ahrdent, Bride Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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