Two ukulele workshops & a concert with Grammy-nominated artist Stu Fuchs (Ukulele Zen)
Stu Fuchs (aka "Stukulele") is Grammy-nominated, internationally touring teaching artist and is THRILLED to be presenting a Ukulele workshop, Q&A lesson & a solo concert in Guelph Ontario for the first time! (Note: ticket prices are in USD)
PART 1: "Caribbean Uke: Grooves from the Heart"
The music of the Caribbean is a GREAT way to solidify and refine the basics of Ukulele strumming while exploring new syncopated rhythmic terrain. Award-winning ukulele teaching artist Stu Fuchs will show you how to play the joyful Caribbean grooves of Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady and Calypso.
This workshop is all about learning to groove better - You'll learn lots of fun and uplifting songs, new syncopated rhythms & strums, melodic riffs, and level up on your rhythm & coordination.
Stu's fun, caring & holistic teaching style of "Ukulele Zen" make his workshops a not-to-be missed experience. You'll come away with new skills & powerful practice tips to help deepen your music journey.
Be prepared to have a blast getting into the groove!
Open to ALL LEVELS of player, beginner to advanced.
Part 2: "Ukulele Zen - How to practice & go deeper on your music journey
Would you like to move your playing to the next level, but feel like youre spinning your wheels? Over the course of this session, youll receive a framework and a set of tools that, when applied regularly, can greatly improve your playing.
As we play fun songs we will explore both right & left hand techniques for ukulele including strumming patterns, efficient fingering, melodies, good tone and finger style. Well also explore the basics of improvising with the pentatonic scale.
Stu will lead you in applying his method of Ukulele Zen - a holistic learning method that draws upon the principles of yoga, meditation & qigong. Ukulele Zen has has helped thousands of people cultivate good technique through a focus on good posture, breathing & relaxation techniques, a very positive and supportive mindset for their music journey.
Stu's lighthearted, caring & holistic teaching style make his workshops a not-to-be missed experience. You'll come away with new skills & powerful practice tips to help deepen your music journey. Be prepared to have a blast getting into the groove!
"Practice is repetition...with Love" - S.F.
Open to ALL LEVELS of player, beginner to advanced.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
12:30 doors, tune up, meet & greet
1pm - Ukulele workshop 1
2:00pm - Break
2:15pm - Ukulele workshop 2
3:15pm - Break
3:30 pm concert
There is a small parking lot behind the building and Street parking is also available
NOTE: All ticket sales are final - no refunds please (unless in the case of a family emergency of course)
Please note: Ticket sales are in USD.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT STU FUCHS & "UKULELE ZEN"
"Many artists give workshops and concerts. Stukulele stands out among them adding wit, intelligence, charm and ease to his teaching and playing style. Plenty of take-aways for both beginners and advanced players. Pittsburgh wants him back!"
Marlene Parrish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steel City Ukuleles
"You haven't heard the ukulele unless you've heard Stu SHRED on the instrument from Brazilian choro to jazz to his dazzling instrumentals and soulful original songs."
Marion Jacobson, ethnomusicologist and writer for The Atlantic
"Masterful playing and creative arrangements- Stuart Fuchs is a Tour de Force on Ukulele with taste and a heavy finger on the talent button."
Cathy Fink, GRAMMY Award Winner & Producer
"After seeing Stu perform with his gypsy jazz band Babik I just knew we had to work with them. The symphony show they subsequently designed and performed with the BPO was simply fantastic and we were very proud to share the stage with them. Stu is one of the greatest ambassadors for music I have ever met. Whether he is performing, teaching, or just talking, his passion and artistry shines through. You cannot help being pulled into the music when Stu is around. He is the real deal."
Daniel Hart, Executive Director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
"I love Stukulele! His CD combines the playfulness of George Formby, the mastery of Jacob Do Bandolim, and a strong dose of originality. Stu respectfully pushes the ukulele to brave new heights, while keeping one foot rooted in a number of time honored traditions. Like a master juggler, he is part showman, part soul-man, part-instrumentalist, and he is definitely a part of the American Ukulele revival!"
Lil Rev -Author of The Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book Series, Entertainer, Touring Artist
"The staff and children at Corning Childrens Center always look forward to time with Stuart. Whether he is here to perform for our young audience (3 month to 5 year olds)or to teach our school age students the basics of playing the uke, he is a hit! He is not just a talented musician, but also a sensitive, insightful, delightful teacher. If we were into grading, we would give him an A+!"
Peigi Cook, Director Corning Childrens Center, Corning NY
Stuart Fuchs is an internationally touring performing guitarist and ukulele artist who performs and teaches fun & innovative ukulele workshops at music festivals throughout North America, the Caribbean & Europe. Stuart keeps a busy schedule as a teacher in the ukulele circuit and also blends mindfulness and music at his annual Ukulele Zen retreat held at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY. Stu's YouTube channel "Ukulele Zen" has over 30,000 subscribers and has helped players from around the world find greater ease & joy intoner music journey.
Stuart has arranged and performed the gypsy jazz guitar music of Django Reinhardt for full symphonic orchestras and was featured on PRIs "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 over seven years. Stuart currently tours internationally with the world renowned new age Kirtan artist Snatam Kaur - their 2018 album "Beloved" was nominated for a "Best New Age" Grammy Award. . www.stufuchs.com
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