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.
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.