“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 an award winning musician and teaching artist, empowering people of all backgrounds to express themselves through creative play.
A “classically trained, improvisational freed multi-instrumentalist”, his music spans many styles — he playfully weaves virtuosity, humor, mindfulness and audience participation in his uplifting performances.
His true passion is to help others make a personal music practice part of their daily lives for self expression, stress relief, joy and well-being. A long time practitioner of yoga and meditation, Stu blends holistic music instruction with practical mediative exercises through an open hearted teaching style.
Over a 25 year career, Stu has performed gypsy jazz with symphony orchestras, presented workshops at ukulele festivals worldwide, facilitated drumming & music improvisation for everyone from children to inmates, to Fortune 500 CEOs.
In 2014 he was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to create music & films documenting his healing music therapy as artist-in-residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
He offers music retreats, clinics and concerts worldwide and also performed guitar with renowned sacred chant artist Snatam Kaur. He recorded on her Grammy-nominated 2018 release “Beloved”.
Stu continues to offer weekly lessons and music inspiration at his YouTube channel "Ukulele Zen”. He 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