Ukulele Desert Rendezvous Tucson!
Quail Creek Ukulele Club presents a special ukulele immersion class & concert for uke enthusiasts in the greater Tucson Area! Visit them at https://www.quailcreekukes.com
Stu Fuchs (aka "Stukulele") is Grammy-nominated, internationally touring teaching artist and is THRILLED to be presenting a two-part Ukulele workshop & concert in the greater Tucson area for the first time!
This residency in Tucson AZ has a few components - There will be TWO WORKSHOPS and a CONCERT on SATURDAY 10/19/2019
On SUNDAY 10/20, you'll have the chance to join a special participatory lesson & Q&A with Stu. This is a chance for ALL LEVELS of player to bring their questions to Stu to offer spontaneous, customized instruction!
A LINK TO DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHOP MATERIALS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU @ TWO WEEKS BEFORE WORKSHOP.
WORKSHOP 1 - REGGAE & CALYPSO UKE: GROOVES FROM THE HEART
The music of the Caribbean is a GREAT way to solidify and refine your Ukulele strumming! Join award-winning ukulele teacher Stu Fuchs to play & experience the joyful Caribbean grooves of Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady and Calypso. Youll play fun and uplifting songs, learn new syncopated rhythms & strums, melodic riffs, and greatly improve your sense of groove!
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 improve your rhythm & coordination.
Be prepared to have a blast getting into the groove!
Open to ALL LEVELS of player, beginner to advanced - a bare minimum of basic experience recommended.
WORKSHOP 2 - UKULELE ZEN: GOING DEEPER INTO YOUR MUSIC
In "Ukulele Zen" you'll play simple & fun ukulele band arrangements, Stu will share several powerful practice tips from his method Ukulele Zen.
The arrangements offer parts for all levels of experience. The workshop will feature a section of fun songs from The Beatles, James Brown and more.
The "Zen Bandcamp" is always a great time and a fantastic experience! You'll learn to apply & improve your rhythm, melody & ensemble playing while having a great time together!
The Ukulele Zen Class will include:
- Detailed instruction on playing Uke band arrangements
- Strumming & fretting techniques to improve your rhythm, tone & more
- Practices to bring greater flexibility and comfort while playing
- Simple & effective methods of centering yourself in the present moment, using breath, gentle movement music & deep listening as mindfulness meditation
- Powerful practice tips to take you further on your music journey with less stress.
- Strategies for overcoming and harnessing "stage fright" into your music
Stu's method of "Ukulele Zen", (shared on his You Tube channel of the same name) has helped thousands of people cultivate better playing technique by focusing on ergonomic body alignment, mindful breathing & relaxation techniques, and a positive and supportive mindset for their music journey.
You'll come away empowered with a new perspective on how to make the process of learning music lighter and soul nourishing.
BOTH workshops are open to ALL LEVELS of player, beginner to advanced. Some basic ukulele experience strumming basic chords is recommended.
STU FUCHS IN CONCERT: 7:30pm SATURDAY 10/19/2019
Stu will play a set of his solo ukulele & guitar music, dazzling instrumentals, soulful & heart warming original songs & stories. A meet & greet will follow the concert.
PART THREE - SUNDAY OCTOBER 20: SPECIAL Q&A CLASS: ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!
Bring your instrument & and questions you'd like to ask Stu. Participants are welcome to play a song or solo piece they have been working on and receive feedback & customized guidance just for you...directly from a master teacher like Stu.
This will be an entertaining & enlightening musical discussion and demonstration...Don't miss it!
SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENT:
SATURDAY Oct 19th
12:00pm - 1:15pm Workshop 1
1:30pm - 2:45pm Workshop 2
7pm concert doors
7:30pm - 9pm concert
SUNDAY Oct 20
10:00am -12:00pm Wrap-up class & Q&A.
Bring your instrument, questions and prepare to be entertained & uplifted.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT STU FUCHS & "UKULELE ZEN"
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 is passionate about sharing music as a practice for self-care & wellness and keeps a busy schedule as a teaching artist for the global ukulele circuit, in school residencies and holistic retreat centers. Stuart blends mindfulness and music at his annual Ukulele Zen retreat held at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY - his YouTube channel Ukulele Zen offers weekly ukulele lessons and inspiration to over 40,000 subscribers.
Fuchs, an accomplished guitarist in many styles, has arranged and performed the gypsy jazz guitar music of Django Reinhardt with his award winning gypsy jazz band Babik. Babik (Bah-Beek) was featured on PRIs "The World" and performed with full symphonic orchestras. 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
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