“Stu respectfully pushes the Ukulele to brave new heights, while keeping one foot rooted in a number of time honored traditions. He is definitely a part of the American Ukulele revival!”
— Lil' Rev, Author of the Hal Leonard Ukulele Method, Entertainer & Music Historian
Stuart Fuchs is an internationally touring performing guitarist, ukulele artist and sound healer who performs and teaches fun & innovative ukulele workshops at music festivals throughout North America, the Caribbean & Europe. Stuart is deeply committed to a compassionate and holistic vision of music education with decades of experience in the field. Stuart keeps a busy schedule as a teacher in the ukulele circuit and offers his uniquely deep and playful music method at his annual “Ukulele Zen” retreat held at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY where he shares accessible methods from his decades long mindfulness meditation practice. Stuart's You Tube Channel "Ukulele Zen" has inspired thousands of people to approach music from a more holistic, non-judgmental perspective. Stuart is an accomplished classical & jazz guitarist who has performed the music of gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhardt with his award winning band "Babik" at festivals and with symphony orchestras and was featured on PRI's "The World". In 2014 Start was awarded and grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for his work as an artist in residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo NY, bringing the healing power of music to cancer patients, families and hospital staff. He is an endorsing artist with Kala Ukuleles and Planet Waves/D'addario. Stuart currently tours internationally with the world renowned new age Kirtan artist Snatam Kaur.
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The Atlantic: "The Rise and Fall (and rise) of the Ukulele" (mentioned in the final paragraph)
Rock at Night: "Chatting with Stuart Fuchs"
Podcast on the healing aspects of Music
Video Sample - more at Stu's You Tube Channel "Ukulele Zen"
“Masterful playing and creative arrangements - Stuart Fuchs is a Tour de Force on Ukulele with taste and a heavy finger on the talent button.”
Cathy Fink, GRAMMY Award Winner & Producer