Stuart Fuchs

In Graduates, New York by jan_mfp

Stuart Fuchs is a performing and teaching artist who has presented his innovative & holistic music workshops at the top ukulele festivals across the US and Canada.  In his concerts, Stuart’s music is both peaceful and exciting; he balances virtuosity and soul on his classical guitar, ukulele, Native American flute & didjeridoo.  Stuart is deeply committed to a compassionate and holistic vision of music education.  In his workshops he blends meditation, qigong and yoga practice with practical music instruction and soulful improvisation process work – offering a playful and accessible gateway for anyone to bring more music making into their daily life.  Stuart 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, where he was a professional artist in residence for over seven years.  Stuart offers a holistic ukulele retreat called “Ukulele Zen” where he playfully blends meditation, yoga and qigong practice with the ukulele – this allows participants to learn how to access a much greater ease when playing.  Stuart is an endorsing artist with Kala Ukuleles and currently tours internationally with the world renowned new age kirtan artist Snatam Kaur.   www.stufuchs.com