Stu Fuchs (Ukulele Zen) is creating ukulele videos and holistic music lessons
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Hello everyone!  Welcome to the Ukulele Zen Patreon Page! 

I uploaded my first Ukulele video to YouTube in 2010 and since that day, I've loved creating and sharing music & video tutorials for everyone around the world to enjoy & benefit from.  

Thanks for visiting!  If music & the ukulele has brought you here, I hope you'll support Ukulele Zen on Patreon! 

By becoming a Patron of Ukulele Zen, you'll helping me to continue to create weekly ukulele tutorials & play-along jams for you - PLUS transcriptions, chord solos lessons & more.
 
Your support will be rewarded with some great perks and you'll join a wonderful community too!  Here you'll find a growing tribe of kind hearted, supportive, ukulele-loving musicians who connect through music-making & "Ukulele Zen".   


MY MISSION & YOUR SUPPORT

The videos thus far on my You Tube Channel "UKULELE ZEN" are just the beginning of what I plan to plan to offer.  

My future vision for the channel is to offer ongoing ukulele lessons each month - lessons on beginner & intermediate strum songs AND a rotation of lessons on specific topics organized into "mini-courses".

I invite you to read through the different tiers of support and the rewards you'll receive here at the Ukulele Zen Patreon Page!   

Some perks you'll receive by joining our community include:

  • voting on songs, lesson topics, access to exclusive content & posts
  • access to song sheets, tablature & transcriptions 
  • monthly 30 min extra in-depth lessons to support your home practice
  • Live stream lessons, jams, Q&A sessions
  • Custom chord solo arrangements  

 Think of it as an ongoing online ukulele course that you're helping to direct with your participation. 

You can jump in anytime - there'll be something for every level of player.  (GCEA tuning for now - apologies to all the Baritone Uke players!)

Every month, we'll dive deep into great songs, explore music styles & techniques from swing, blues, latin, reggae, rock, classical...  HOW TO PRACTICE, improvisation, chord solos, singing & playing and much more as we grow together.  

By joining in, you'll also connect with a great community of supportive ukulele playing musicians.  Folks just like you who are interested in learning to play AND creating a nourishing practice of music making that is nourishing, creative, with more joy & less struggle.  

Every one of us have felt the self-empowerment and stress relief that creative play offers. 

In my experience of being BOTH self taught & classically trained (then, improvisationally freed), music practice is most enjoyable when approached with a relaxed and non-competitive spirit. A deep satisfaction, self-nourishment, and even healing can be cultivated from such a home practice.

It is my sincere hope that the offerings here at Ukulele Zen will serve you well, and joyfully...and that you'll make some new friends in the process!


Thanks for listening and thank you for you support!!


ABOUT ME 

My name is Stuart Fuchs - I am a lifelong musician and teaching artist with over twenty years of professional experience performing and teaching music.  Believe it or not, today - the very same day of this Patreon launch, I just got wind that a 2018 album that I played and wrote the guitar parts for was nominated for a New Age Grammy Award (!) "Beloved" by Snatam Kaur.   The journey has been a wild one & it's always changing.

I feel so incredibly grateful to have played my ukulele, guitar (and other toys) around the world - offering concerts, lessons & retreats to enthusiastic music lovers like yourself!

If I had to boil it all down to simplest terms, it's this: WE'RE ALL ARE MUSICAL.

That's it. That's my whole thing in a nutshell.  "There are no unmusical people, only those with our musical experience"

I delight in teaching and sharing a music practice that can become lifestyle of that offers stress release, crazy amounts of fun, self-reflection & understanding. 

My workshop facilitation and teaching style has always integrated with simple practices from Yoga and Meditation. I share them through my work at ukulele festivals & clubs, school assemblies & teaching residencies; for prisoners, for the developmentally disabled, and Fortune 500 executives. I worked for eight years as an artist-in residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and in 2014 awarded an NEA grant for composing healing music for and with those patients.

At traditional music venues, or on YouTube, it is a delight to share a compassionate "path of least resistance" with music seekers of all backgrounds. (more about me and my work can be found at my website www.stufuchs.com)

Namaste. All Blessings!  Let's Jam!
Sincerely, Stu

Tiers
WELCOME TO UKULELE ZEN!
$2 or more per month

All Patrons will have access exclusive U.Z. content through posts in the UKULELE ZEN Patron-only feed.  Join in polls to choose songs & lesson topics posted each month.


In addition, $2 Tier patrons will have access to quality PDFs of song sheets for the beginner's song lessons only.


There will be something for all interests & levels of experience!


  • Access to fun & exclusive content in the Ukulele Zen Patron feed.  Ask questions & get answers from Stu & the supportive Ukulele Zen Patreon Community.
  • Sneak peek samples of upcoming releases & live events
  • Patron-only polls
  • My eternal gratitude for your support!!
KINDRED SPIRIT
$5 or more per month

All "KINDRED SPIRIT" patrons will receive UNLIMITED ACCESS to quality ukulele lesson notes & downloads that support each weekly video tutorial/jam.  Each month you'll receive well designed PDFs of TABLATURE (riffs, solos), LESSON NOTES, SONGSHEETS  (someday play-along audio too!).  


  • Access to tabs & song sheets that accompany each lesson 
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • My eternal gratitude for your support!!
DEEP DIVER
$10 or more per month

All "DEEP DIVER" patrons will be able to GO DEEP with access to one EXCLUSIVE 30 MIN LESSON with Stu each month.   


In this monthly video lesson, Stu will clarify & review material from the weekly lessons, present techniques & lead the songs studied in greater detail.  


In the 30 min extra video, you'll be led through Stu's unique exercises, play-alongs and explore advanced beginner, intermediate & advanced uke techniques.  


Your Deep Diver questions are answered at the top of the 30 min video & can inspire this extra lesson! 


  • Plus all previous rewards
  • Powerful practice tips, meditations for musicians, and more
  • Exclusive discount codes for live events, new releases of E-books, ukulele transcriptions, recordings, T-shirts that are available at www.stufuchs.com/store
  • My eternal gratitude for your support!!
ZEN TURTLE
$25 or more per month

All "ZEN TURTLE" Patrons will receive all other perks, PLUS 


  • A personalized 5-10 min video lesson delivered to you EACH MONTH based on a question you ask Stu.  Ask a specific question about a tune you're working on, techniques, styles, anything. 


  • A FREE digital download of Stu's CD's "After All This Time" (www.stufuchs.com/music)
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • My eternal gratitude for your support!!
ZEN MASTER
$50 or more per month
"ZEN MASTER" Patrons will receive one personalized custom made chord solo arrangement of a song of your choice.  


You'll also receive a video tutorial for the arrangement to help you learn it throughly.  The "Zen Master" tier is perfect for advanced students and professionals who wish to play a chord solo arrangement for a special occasion - or just for fun!


** Minimum 6 months of patronage at the "Zen Master Level" - make your request anytime however! 


Limit two arrangements per calendar year.  


  • A handwritten letter of gratitude (and a drawing) from Stu for your support!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
220 of 500 patrons
When I reach 500 patrons, I'll be able to purchase new music notation software to help me make better arrangements for you!
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Hello everyone!  Welcome to the Ukulele Zen Patreon Page! 

I uploaded my first Ukulele video to YouTube in 2010 and since that day, I've loved creating and sharing music & video tutorials for everyone around the world to enjoy & benefit from.  

Thanks for visiting!  If music & the ukulele has brought you here, I hope you'll support Ukulele Zen on Patreon! 

By becoming a Patron of Ukulele Zen, you'll helping me to continue to create weekly ukulele tutorials & play-along jams for you - PLUS transcriptions, chord solos lessons & more.
 
Your support will be rewarded with some great perks and you'll join a wonderful community too!  Here you'll find a growing tribe of kind hearted, supportive, ukulele-loving musicians who connect through music-making & "Ukulele Zen".   


MY MISSION & YOUR SUPPORT

The videos thus far on my You Tube Channel "UKULELE ZEN" are just the beginning of what I plan to plan to offer.  

My future vision for the channel is to offer ongoing ukulele lessons each month - lessons on beginner & intermediate strum songs AND a rotation of lessons on specific topics organized into "mini-courses".

I invite you to read through the different tiers of support and the rewards you'll receive here at the Ukulele Zen Patreon Page!   

Some perks you'll receive by joining our community include:

  • voting on songs, lesson topics, access to exclusive content & posts
  • access to song sheets, tablature & transcriptions 
  • monthly 30 min extra in-depth lessons to support your home practice
  • Live stream lessons, jams, Q&A sessions
  • Custom chord solo arrangements  

 Think of it as an ongoing online ukulele course that you're helping to direct with your participation. 

You can jump in anytime - there'll be something for every level of player.  (GCEA tuning for now - apologies to all the Baritone Uke players!)

Every month, we'll dive deep into great songs, explore music styles & techniques from swing, blues, latin, reggae, rock, classical...  HOW TO PRACTICE, improvisation, chord solos, singing & playing and much more as we grow together.  

By joining in, you'll also connect with a great community of supportive ukulele playing musicians.  Folks just like you who are interested in learning to play AND creating a nourishing practice of music making that is nourishing, creative, with more joy & less struggle.  

Every one of us have felt the self-empowerment and stress relief that creative play offers. 

In my experience of being BOTH self taught & classically trained (then, improvisationally freed), music practice is most enjoyable when approached with a relaxed and non-competitive spirit. A deep satisfaction, self-nourishment, and even healing can be cultivated from such a home practice.

It is my sincere hope that the offerings here at Ukulele Zen will serve you well, and joyfully...and that you'll make some new friends in the process!


Thanks for listening and thank you for you support!!


ABOUT ME 

My name is Stuart Fuchs - I am a lifelong musician and teaching artist with over twenty years of professional experience performing and teaching music.  Believe it or not, today - the very same day of this Patreon launch, I just got wind that a 2018 album that I played and wrote the guitar parts for was nominated for a New Age Grammy Award (!) "Beloved" by Snatam Kaur.   The journey has been a wild one & it's always changing.

I feel so incredibly grateful to have played my ukulele, guitar (and other toys) around the world - offering concerts, lessons & retreats to enthusiastic music lovers like yourself!

If I had to boil it all down to simplest terms, it's this: WE'RE ALL ARE MUSICAL.

That's it. That's my whole thing in a nutshell.  "There are no unmusical people, only those with our musical experience"

I delight in teaching and sharing a music practice that can become lifestyle of that offers stress release, crazy amounts of fun, self-reflection & understanding. 

My workshop facilitation and teaching style has always integrated with simple practices from Yoga and Meditation. I share them through my work at ukulele festivals & clubs, school assemblies & teaching residencies; for prisoners, for the developmentally disabled, and Fortune 500 executives. I worked for eight years as an artist-in residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and in 2014 awarded an NEA grant for composing healing music for and with those patients.

At traditional music venues, or on YouTube, it is a delight to share a compassionate "path of least resistance" with music seekers of all backgrounds. (more about me and my work can be found at my website www.stufuchs.com)

Namaste. All Blessings!  Let's Jam!
Sincerely, Stu

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Tiers
WELCOME TO UKULELE ZEN!
$2 or more per month

All Patrons will have access exclusive U.Z. content through posts in the UKULELE ZEN Patron-only feed.  Join in polls to choose songs & lesson topics posted each month.


In addition, $2 Tier patrons will have access to quality PDFs of song sheets for the beginner's song lessons only.


There will be something for all interests & levels of experience!


  • Access to fun & exclusive content in the Ukulele Zen Patron feed.  Ask questions & get answers from Stu & the supportive Ukulele Zen Patreon Community.
  • Sneak peek samples of upcoming releases & live events
  • Patron-only polls
  • My eternal gratitude for your support!!
KINDRED SPIRIT
$5 or more per month

All "KINDRED SPIRIT" patrons will receive UNLIMITED ACCESS to quality ukulele lesson notes & downloads that support each weekly video tutorial/jam.  Each month you'll receive well designed PDFs of TABLATURE (riffs, solos), LESSON NOTES, SONGSHEETS  (someday play-along audio too!).  


  • Access to tabs & song sheets that accompany each lesson 
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • My eternal gratitude for your support!!
DEEP DIVER
$10 or more per month

All "DEEP DIVER" patrons will be able to GO DEEP with access to one EXCLUSIVE 30 MIN LESSON with Stu each month.   


In this monthly video lesson, Stu will clarify & review material from the weekly lessons, present techniques & lead the songs studied in greater detail.  


In the 30 min extra video, you'll be led through Stu's unique exercises, play-alongs and explore advanced beginner, intermediate & advanced uke techniques.  


Your Deep Diver questions are answered at the top of the 30 min video & can inspire this extra lesson! 


  • Plus all previous rewards
  • Powerful practice tips, meditations for musicians, and more
  • Exclusive discount codes for live events, new releases of E-books, ukulele transcriptions, recordings, T-shirts that are available at www.stufuchs.com/store
  • My eternal gratitude for your support!!
ZEN TURTLE
$25 or more per month

All "ZEN TURTLE" Patrons will receive all other perks, PLUS 


  • A personalized 5-10 min video lesson delivered to you EACH MONTH based on a question you ask Stu.  Ask a specific question about a tune you're working on, techniques, styles, anything. 


  • A FREE digital download of Stu's CD's "After All This Time" (www.stufuchs.com/music)
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • My eternal gratitude for your support!!
ZEN MASTER
$50 or more per month
"ZEN MASTER" Patrons will receive one personalized custom made chord solo arrangement of a song of your choice.  


You'll also receive a video tutorial for the arrangement to help you learn it throughly.  The "Zen Master" tier is perfect for advanced students and professionals who wish to play a chord solo arrangement for a special occasion - or just for fun!


** Minimum 6 months of patronage at the "Zen Master Level" - make your request anytime however! 


Limit two arrangements per calendar year.  


  • A handwritten letter of gratitude (and a drawing) from Stu for your support!
  • Plus all previous rewards