“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, lifelong musician and teaching artist. “Classically trained, improvisationally freed", his ukulele and guitar workshops empower people of all backgrounds to connect with their inner musician. 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.
As a long time practitioner of meditation, Stu is passionate about sharing music as a daily practice for health & well being. His playful, inspiring, and holistic teaching method "Ukulele Zen” make his workshops a not-to-be missed experience. Stu’s workshops playfully encourage students to deepen the mind-body-spirit-instrument connection which allows for enhanced listening, increased creativity and greater ease in music making.
Over a 25 year career, Stu has performed gypsy jazz guitar with symphony orchestras, presented ukulele workshops at festivals worldwide, toured internationally and recorded with Snatam Kaur on her 2018 Grammy-nominated album “Beloved”.
For eight years he worked as an artist-in-residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, offering healing music and creative therapies for cancer patients, families ad hospital staff. In 2014 he was awarded a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to compose an original, interactive performance using film & music documenting for his work offering healing music at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Stu’s offers weekly ukulele lessons and inspiration on his popular YouTube channel “Ukulele Zen” to Uke enthusiasts around the world. He holds his transformational Ukulele Zen retreat at 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