"Ukulele Bandstand" - Uke Workshop & Concert in Anacortes! Led by Stu Fuchs
Stu Fuchs (aka "Stukulele") is a Grammy-nominated, internationally touring ukulele artist based in Vermont - HE IS THRILLED to be returning to the beautiful ukulele community in Anacortes WA with a Ukulele workshop at 2pm & a concert at 3:30pm!
Presented by F.U.N (Fidalgo Ukulele Network)
This event takes place SUNDAY 9/29/2019 from 1:30pm-5:00pm and is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The theme of this workshop is to gather players to create a pop up ensemble of Ukulele Band Arrangements. Youll have a great time strumming fun songs from many music styles, and learn to pick melodies & simple riffs too.
Through the vehicle of these arrangements, Stu will offer his celebrated holistic music teachings on rhythm, strumming, picking plus GREAT practice tips of "Ukulele Zen" to make your Ukulele journey easier & your music more deeply satisfying!
This session is for ALL LEVELS of player (Some basic ukulele experience strumming basic chords is recommended). There will be parts for ALL levels of player, beginner to advanced.
Following the workshop there will be time to meet Stu and ask questions and enjoy a special solo concert - You'll hear dazzling instrumentals, Stu's original songs, stories and a few surprises too!
A LINK WITH DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHOP MATERIALS WILL BE EMAILED TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS @ TWO WEEKS BEFORE WORKSHOP.
YOU'LL NEED TO PRINT YOUR OWN MATERIALS - OR IMPORT TO TABLET...PAPER COPIES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. (You'll print no more than 5-6 pages)
Stu has over 25 years experience teaching music and offering his award winning workshops at major music festivals, hospitals and for Fortune 500 executives. His lighthearted, skillful and compassionate teaching style make his "Ukulele Zen" workshops a participatory learning experience that is not to be missed!!
SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENT SUNDAY 9/29/19:
1:30pm: arrive, check in, tune up
2:00pm -3:15pm: Workshop
3:15-3:30 ish Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm Concert
4:30pm -5pm Meet & greet w Stu
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
Anacortes Senior Activity Center (View)
1701 22nd St.
Anacortes, WA 98221