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"Stukulele" pushes the Ukulele into new territory with a bold debut for Stuart Fuchs, exploring Brazil, Blues, New Orleans, original music and more.
Music has always been a deep & spiritual experience for Stuart Fuchs and since he was a young boy it has been his life's path to share the joy of healing sounds with others. Stuart began by sneaking his father's guitar into the woods where he would listen to the bird songs & try to imitate them on the strings.
Stuart has worked as a performing musician, teaching artist & workshop facilitator for nearly 20 years—playing many styles of music on Guitar, Ukulele & healing music on overtone rich instruments such as Tibetan Singing Bowls and the Aboriginal Didjeridoo. Stuart has been called a “modern day pied piper” and has performed & taught music to a diverse array of populations—from corporate executives & toy designers at Fisher-Price Inc., developmentally disabled adults, juvenile offenders, and hospice patients. Stuart believes passionately in the healing power of music to be a vehicle for personal expression & wellness—he finds great joy & purpose in guiding individuals into a more humanistic and natural experience of their innate musicality.
As a band leader and sideman Stuart has toured & performed extensively—most notably with his award-winning gypsy jazz band “Babik” (bah-beek). Babik was featured on Public Radio International’s “The World” and has performed in concert halls & festivals across the U.S. Stuart has collaborated to create original arrangements for Babik of Django Reinhardt’s music for Symphony Orchestra and contemporary ballet. For five years Stuart has worked as an Artist-in-Residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo N.Y. where he shares the healing nature of music and the creative process with patients, families and hospital staff. Stuart studied improvisation extensively with Grammy-Winning Cellist/Composer David Darling and is a certified Music for People ™ instructor. Stuart has presented his “Awakening the Creative Soul” program at Yoga Centers across the U.S., Costa Rica, Bermuda and Thailand. Stuart has studied & practiced Yoga and Meditation for over 15 years and is experienced in the use of Naad Yoga (Yoga of Sound), Mantra, and Kirtan (sacred chanting) for wellness and personal transformation.
Stuart is an endorsing artist with Kala Ukuleles & Planet Waves.