“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
Stu Fuchs is a heart centered, award winning musician and teaching artist. His passion is helping others to learn to play music with greater ease, freedom and joy. His music spans jazz, world & original styles with playing that is both meditative and exciting. Stu weaves virtuosity, humor, audience participation and soulful musicianship into his uplifting performances.
Over a 25 year career, Stu has performed gypsy jazz with symphony orchestras, presented workshops at Uke festivals worldwide, facilitated drumming & music improvisation for everyone from children to inmates, to Fortune 500 CEOs.
A long time practitioner of meditation, Stu is passionate about sharing music as a practice for health & well-being. His playful, inspiring and holistic teaching method of "Ukulele Zen" make his workshops and online clinics a not-to-be-missed experience. Stu's workshops playfully encourage students to deepen their awareness of the present moment and the mind-body-spirit connection which allows for enhanced listening, increased creativity and greater ease in playing.
Stu also toured to three continents performing guitar with renowned sacred chant artist Snatam Kaur. He recorded on her Grammy-nominated 2018 release "Beloved".
For eight years he worked as a professional artist-in-residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo NY, where he offered healing music and different creative therapies for patient, families and hospital staff. In 2014 he was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to create music & films documenting his work offering healing music at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Stu continues to offer weekly lessons and music inspiration at his YouTube channel "Ukulele Zen" and presents his music workshops and retreats at music festivals holistic centers around the world.
Radio Interview on 101.5 WBNQ (Bloomington-Normal IL) Interview begins 8min, 21 sec from the en of full broadcast
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