Piano for Weddings, Cocktails and Events

Music By St Louis Pianist, Dave Becherer

Wedding Music – Cocktails – Private Events

Pricing for all WEDDINGS

The Solo Piano Custom Wedding Ceremony package is priced at $295 and includes a range of services for a customizable and personalized experience. The package covers song selection, including songs from the performer’s repertoire, as well as the option to request songs not already in the performer’s repertoire for an additional fee. The package also includes 20-30 minutes of prelude music prior to the ceremony while guests are being seated, consultation services via email or zoom conference leading up to the event, and unlimited customization. Sheet music fees may apply, and additional charges may be incurred for arrangements deemed too difficult for the chosen instrumentation. It is important to note that this price assumes that the venue will provide the piano, but a digital piano/PA add-on is available if necessary.

The HämmerString: Cello/Piano Duo for Ceremony package is the most popular option and is priced at $625. This package includes customization of song selections for the ceremony, including songs from the performer’s posted repertoire, as well as the option to request songs not already in the performer’s repertoire for an additional fee. The package also includes 20-30 minutes of prelude music prior to the ceremony while guests are being seated, consultation services via email or zoom conference leading up to the event, subcontracting with an additional musician, and payment for additional instrumentalist services. This covers the additional musician’s individual practice time to learn material for the event, their time in scheduled rehearsal with the pianist, and their performance at the ceremony itself. It is important to note that this price assumes that the venue will provide the piano, but a digital piano/PA add-on is available if necessary.

Vocals for Catholic mass: Added Vocalist for Catholic Ceremony package includes the skilled Catholic vocalist Melissa Peterson, who provides vocals for the ceremony. For masses, this often includes gospel acclamation, responsorial, communion piece, and other presentation pieces. It’s important to note that if they ask for pricing for their wedding, you should ask them if they are having a Catholic mass and explain to them that if that’s the case, they may need to add a vocalist for the sung portions of the mass. The fee for this package is $250.

FEE FOR WORKING WITH THEIR VOCALIST; you would prefer that I work with a vocalist of your choosing, this fee covers coordination and a rehearsal with them (does not cover the vocalist’s fee)

ceremony addons

RehearsalOne of us can be present at your rehearsal to advise and establish queues. This is based on availability and a weekend rehearsal cannot be honored if a wedding books. In that case we would just coordinate through email. Note: we do not play at rehearsals, but are there to make sure everyone is on the same page about queues and where we are setup.75
Digital Piano and PAIf venue does not supply a piano, I can bring a digital stage piano. I couple this with a laptop which hosts Synthogy Ivory’s Grand Piano Series which I absolutely love to play. This software produces a beautifully authentic Sound (A German Steinway D Concert Grand Piano) which sounds better than most house pianos that I play.This in turn is run through a stereo P.A. which gives me freedom to play in any space and fill it with sound.75
Microphone and PA for officiantSometimes the venue does not provide a microphone for officiant, or you may not have an officiant that has his own setup, or we may be in a location where you hvae to provide everything. I have a wireless handheld mic that can be used for the officiant and for vows as well as a battery operated PA so that it can be located anywhere$150

Cocktail hours (after ceremony) – standalone, event pricing that is not packaged with a ceremony does not apply here.

Cocktail Solo /Piano 1 hourDiscounted when grouped with a ceremony (From 200) – 1 hour 175
Hammersttring 1 hourDiscounted when grouped with ceremony from $500 – 1 hour$450
Cocktail -solo piano 2 hoursthis should be called “play cocktails and also cover your dinner until your dj takes over$250
Hammerstring 2 hourshis should be called “play cocktails and also cover your dinner until your dj takes over500
RECEPTIONS – PLEASE JUST DIRECT THEM TO ME FOR THATDIRECT TO CONTECT FORM