Stuart Fuchs is back at Anacortes Senior Activity Center September 29 with a 2:00 workshop, followed by a 3:30 concert. Always entertaining, his concerts prove to be a mix of classical, humor, seriously difficult and intricate musicianship, and pure slapstick!
The UKULELE BANDSTAND workshop offers something for all abilities from beginners to advanced. Stu’s description:
“The theme of the workshop is “Ukulele Band Arrangements”. You’ll learn & play accessible multi-part ukulele band arrangements to create a “pop-up ensemble”. As you learn these arrangements, Stu will share many great playing & practice tips to make your music journey easier & more deeply satisfying.
There will be parts for ALL levels of player, beginner to advanced. Some basic ukulele experience strumming basic chords is recommended. Enjoy Stu’s ukulele tutorials at his YouTube channel “Ukulele Zen”: https://goo.gl/rMXsnw”
It’s imperative that you buy workshop tickets ahead of time to receive emailed pdfs (5 or 6 pages) for you to print. Come prepared! Thanks!!!?
Particulars: Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: https://ukezenseattle.bpt.me and Anacortes Senior Activity Center. EARLY BIRD price at BPT thru midnight 9/20 is $30, covering both workshop & concert; ASAC offers Early Bird price at the front desk through 4pm closing time Friday, Sept 20. After that, ticket price will be $35 for workshop & concert, thru BPT or ASAC. Workshop attendees: give the front desk your email address so that workshop materials to download can be forwarded to you. Concert-only tickets $10, including purchases at the door.
If you’d like even MORE STU, Saturday Sept 28, he’ll be hosted by STRUM in Seattle for an all-day uke zen immersion: check Brown Paper Tickets to sign up. Read on:
All Day Ukulele Zen Immersion Class in Seattle! Music, Mindfulness & Creative Play
Join Stu Fuchs for a fun and soul-nourishing day of music making with Seattle’s Ukulele Community! Presented by S.T.R.U.M.
Stu Fuchs (aka “Stukulele”) is Grammy-nominated, internationally touring teaching artist with over 25 years of experience performing & teaching classical & jazz guitar, ukulele, didjeridoo and offering musical empowerment workshops in music schools, hospitals & for Fortune 500 executives.
Stu will be presenting this unique day-long ukulele immersion class – open to beginners and up. A DELICIOUS VEGETARIAN LUNCH IS INCLUDED!
Some basic experience on your Uke is recommended.
“Ukulele Zen” is a holistic music system that uses draws upon simple and accessible practices from the wisdom traditions of yoga, mindfulness meditation & qigong – applying them to music making process in a deep yet lighthearted way..
No experience in yoga or meditation is required to join in with this class and experience the profound benefits of these practices. We won’t be folding ourselves into a pretzel! Chair seats will be provided for your comfort.
THIS IMMERSION COURSE WILL TEACH YOU:
– Deep teachings on ukulele techniques to improve your rhythm, tone & more!
– Simple & effective practices for relieving everyday stress – using mindfulness, music & deep listening
– Breathing & stretching exercises from Qigong & Yoga to bring greater flexibility and comfort
– Strategies for overcoming and harnessing “stage fright” into your music
– Powerful practice tips to shortcut the learning process & create a nourishing daily music routine
– Safe & fun ways to open up and strengthen your voice
– Lots of super fun songs, melodies and other creative musical games shared in a supportive community!
Stuart’s fun, holistic and compassionate teaching style make all of his events a not-to-be missed experience! Be prepared for a joyful, deep & non-judgmental workshop atmosphere of supportive community and creative play where there are “NO WRONG NOTES”.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
9:15am-10am: Check in, Meet & Greet, etc…
10am- 12:30pm: Teaching Block 1
12:30pm – 1:30pm; Lunch Break
1:30pm – 2:45pm: Teaching Block 2
2:45pm – 3:15pm: Break
3:15pm – 5pm: Teaching Block 3 and closing