Stu Fuchs is a heart centered, lifelong musician whose workshops empower and liberate the inner musician within us all. Stu has toured and taught around the world for over 25 years - performing virtuosic and entertaining music of ukulele & guitar as well as teaching his very playful, holistic & wildly innovative ukulele workshops at festivals across North America, the Caribbean & Europe.
Stuart is passionate about sharing music as a practice for self-care & wellness and offers teaching that harness mindfulness practice, yoga & qigong in order to experience a mind-body connection that allows music to be experienced as a natural flow. The workshops of “Ukulele Zen” offer a transformational & deeper experience of music through cultivating presence, deep listening, breath work and radical playfulness to approach any subject from a positive and improvisational flow.
Stuart keeps a busy schedule as a teaching artist for the global ukulele circuit, in school residencies and holistic retreat centers including his annual “Ukulele Zen” retreat held at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY. Stu’s popular YouTube channel “Ukulele Zen” offers weekly ukulele lessons and inspiration to over 45K subscribers.
Fuchs, an award winning & accomplished guitarist in many styles, has arranged and performed the gypsy jazz guitar music of Django Reinhardt for full symphonic orchestras and was featured on PRI’s "The World” with his award winning gypsy jazz band “Babik”. In 2014 Stuart was awarded a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts for his work bringing healing music to cancer patients at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo NY, where he was a professional artist in residence for eight years. Stuart has toured to three continents as a soloist and as guitarist with the internationally acclaimed new age Kirtan artist Snatam Kaur. Stuart's meditative guitar playing was featured on Snatam Kaur's Grammy Award nominated Best New Age Album "Beloved”. www.stufuchs.com