"All You Need is Love...and a Ukulele - A Beatles Ukulele Workshop with Stu Fuchs
Stu Fuchs (aka "Stukulele") is Grammy-nominated, internationally touring teaching artist and is VERY EXCITED to be returning to THE VILLAGES with another fun filled day of ukulele workshops followed by a special concert planned for you!
This year's theme will be the music of the Beatles! The music of the Fab Four fits perfectly onto the fab four strings of the ukulele.
Over the course of this fun & soul satisfying workshop, renowned ukulele teacher and performer Stuart Fuchs will lead a fun immersion into the music of the Fab Four. By studying the music of the Beatles you'll gain an understanding of the many genres that influenced their music including: blues, rockabilly, RnB, Soul and their own original style of songwriting.
You'll play Beatles' tunes from the band's early and late period with easy-to-play ukulele band arrangements. Stu has created his own arrangement with different parts to accommodate all levels of playing ability. Stu also teaches some of the most famous riffs and melodies too.
After the workshop Stu will play a set of his solo ukulele music and then hanging out for an informal meet and greet. Looking forward to seeing you there!
This workshop is open to beginners and up - some basic experience playing ukulele is recommended.
A LINK TO DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHOP MATERIALS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE WORKSHOP.
A link to a packet of downloadable workshop materials will be emailed to you a few weeks before the workshop.
This event is sponsored by The Ukulele Players Club of The Villages, Fl. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is for Villages Residents and their registered guests only. All attendees will be required to show Village ID Cards.
An outline of the event schedule is:
5:00 PM Doors open, Tune up, Meet & Greet
5:30 PM Intro and 1st Workshop Session
6:20 PM Break
6:30 PM 2nd Workshop Session
7:20 PM Break
7:30 PM Concert
8:00 PM Meet & greet with Stu
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL - SORRY, NO REFUNDS
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-away for both beginners and advanced players. Pittsburgh wants him back!"
Marlene Parrish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steel City Ukuleles
"You haven't heard the ukulele until 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 27,000 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
Lincoln Theater at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center (View)
1985 Laurel Manor Dr
The Villages, FL 32162
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|