Stu Fuchs (Ukulele Zen)

Stu Fuchs (Ukulele Zen)

is creating ukulele videos and holistic music lessons

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Hello everyone!  Thanks for visiting the Ukulele Zen Patreon Page!  If music & the ukulele has brought you here, I hope you'll join the community here and receive some nice perks for your support of Ukulele Zen on Patreon!

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

Here you'll many resources to help your music journey!  

Each month I share teachings from a lifetime of study as well as tips & secrets from over 25 years of playing music professionally.  My teaching philosophy is to make things clear, fun and easy to follow for all levels of player. 

HERE IS SUMMARY OF UKULELE ZEN'S PATREON SCHEDULE & MEMBERSHIP TIERS:

$2 patrons: Access to all lesson PDF lesson notes/tabs & MP3's
$5 patrons: All the above PLUS more advanced content to go deeper into each song (great for adv. beginners & intermediate players)
$10 patrons: All the above PLUS exclusive 30 min extra lesson (posted at end of the month)
$25 patrons: All the above PLUS one 5 min private video each month (you ask, I coach)
$50 patrons: All the above PLUS 30 min private zoom lesson

FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH: All Patrons get to vote on which song I'll create an MP3 play along jam track for. I'll teach this song in a video lesson and make the play-along audio and PDF song sheet & lesson notes available for ALL PATRONS.
(
there's a good chance one of the other song choices you voted for become a video lesson that month..I create 2-3 public You Tube lessons each month)

WEEKLY SERIES: TUESDAY TECHNIQUE TIPS: Ask your question in the comment & you shall receive answers & great tips from an experienced professional.

I also share the fruits from my decades long practice of yoga, qigong and mindfulness meditation in the Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  
The holistic practices I share are simple to apply, universal and can make your music journey lighter, more joyful and deeply nourishing,


Think of this Patreon Page as an ONGOING UKULELE COURSE that you're helping to direct with your participation.

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

Scroll through the the Ukulele Zen Patreon posts to find lessons in:

  • Playing great songs, (play along videos & lessons)
  • Stress relief through a mindful, relaxed & unhurried approach to music
  • Improving your tone & playing technique
  • Reading chord charts & improve chord vocabulary
  • Developing better rhythm & groove - become a better "feel" player
  • Music theory
  • Improvisation
  • Styles & techniques from swing, blues, latin, reggae, rock, classical...
  • HOW TO PRACTICE (effectively reach your goals)
  • Chord solos
  • Opening your voice

By joining this Patreon Page, At Ukulele Zen, you'll also be connecting 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.
 
Thanks for listening and thank you for you support!!

MY MISSION & YOUR SUPPORT

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

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!


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 received the news that a 2018 album that I played and wrote the guitar parts for was nominated for a BEST NEW AGE GRAMMY AWARD (!) for the album "Beloved" by Snatam Kaur.  

I feel so incredibly grateful to have toured the world with Snatam offering her beautiful meditation music - supporting her gorgeous, etheric voice in concerts across Europe, North & South America

If I had to boil down my musical philosophy?  What drives me?

In simplest terms, it's this: WE'RE ALL ARE MUSICAL.  We are born into music and into a Uni-Verse...in each of us a passion burns to sing our own unique part in it. 

"There are no unmusical people, only those with our musical experience" - David Darling, Music for People.  

I delight in teaching and sharing a music practice with music lovers and jammers  worldwide -- a peaceful Taoist path that offers a lifestyle of stress release, crazy amounts of fun, free musical expression, self-reflection & understanding. 

My compassionate workshop facilitation and teaching style has always integrated with assessable practices from Yoga and Meditation.  I've shared these for decades at ukulele festivals & clubs, school assemblies & teaching residencies; for prisoners,  developmentally disabled adults, and even Fortune 500 executives.

Other experiences include:

Playing lead guitar for over 10 years in a successful Django Reinhardt style gypsy jazz band "Babik".  We performed on big festival stages, clubs across the USA and even with several symphonic orchestras.

My deep faith in the healing power of music & creative expression was shared for over eight years as I worked as a professional artist-in residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  Every day, I offered healing music & meditations for cancer patients, their families and hospital staff.  In 2014 I was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to compose healing music for and with those patients and perform them.

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! 


  • 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
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • 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 can request & receive a personalized custom made chord solo arrangement of a song of your choice.  


Because chord solo arrangements take a lot of work, YOU'LL RECEIVE A QUALITY UKE TAB EVERY OTHER MONTH to your song choice. arrangement that will 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! 


  • A handwritten letter of gratitude (and a drawing) from Stu for your support!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
473 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!  Thanks for visiting the Ukulele Zen Patreon Page!  If music & the ukulele has brought you here, I hope you'll join the community here and receive some nice perks for your support of Ukulele Zen on Patreon!

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

Here you'll many resources to help your music journey!  

Each month I share teachings from a lifetime of study as well as tips & secrets from over 25 years of playing music professionally.  My teaching philosophy is to make things clear, fun and easy to follow for all levels of player. 

HERE IS SUMMARY OF UKULELE ZEN'S PATREON SCHEDULE & MEMBERSHIP TIERS:

$2 patrons: Access to all lesson PDF lesson notes/tabs & MP3's
$5 patrons: All the above PLUS more advanced content to go deeper into each song (great for adv. beginners & intermediate players)
$10 patrons: All the above PLUS exclusive 30 min extra lesson (posted at end of the month)
$25 patrons: All the above PLUS one 5 min private video each month (you ask, I coach)
$50 patrons: All the above PLUS 30 min private zoom lesson

FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH: All Patrons get to vote on which song I'll create an MP3 play along jam track for. I'll teach this song in a video lesson and make the play-along audio and PDF song sheet & lesson notes available for ALL PATRONS.
(
there's a good chance one of the other song choices you voted for become a video lesson that month..I create 2-3 public You Tube lessons each month)

WEEKLY SERIES: TUESDAY TECHNIQUE TIPS: Ask your question in the comment & you shall receive answers & great tips from an experienced professional.

I also share the fruits from my decades long practice of yoga, qigong and mindfulness meditation in the Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  
The holistic practices I share are simple to apply, universal and can make your music journey lighter, more joyful and deeply nourishing,


Think of this Patreon Page as an ONGOING UKULELE COURSE that you're helping to direct with your participation.

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

Scroll through the the Ukulele Zen Patreon posts to find lessons in:

  • Playing great songs, (play along videos & lessons)
  • Stress relief through a mindful, relaxed & unhurried approach to music
  • Improving your tone & playing technique
  • Reading chord charts & improve chord vocabulary
  • Developing better rhythm & groove - become a better "feel" player
  • Music theory
  • Improvisation
  • Styles & techniques from swing, blues, latin, reggae, rock, classical...
  • HOW TO PRACTICE (effectively reach your goals)
  • Chord solos
  • Opening your voice

By joining this Patreon Page, At Ukulele Zen, you'll also be connecting 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.
 
Thanks for listening and thank you for you support!!

MY MISSION & YOUR SUPPORT

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

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!


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 received the news that a 2018 album that I played and wrote the guitar parts for was nominated for a BEST NEW AGE GRAMMY AWARD (!) for the album "Beloved" by Snatam Kaur.  

I feel so incredibly grateful to have toured the world with Snatam offering her beautiful meditation music - supporting her gorgeous, etheric voice in concerts across Europe, North & South America

If I had to boil down my musical philosophy?  What drives me?

In simplest terms, it's this: WE'RE ALL ARE MUSICAL.  We are born into music and into a Uni-Verse...in each of us a passion burns to sing our own unique part in it. 

"There are no unmusical people, only those with our musical experience" - David Darling, Music for People.  

I delight in teaching and sharing a music practice with music lovers and jammers  worldwide -- a peaceful Taoist path that offers a lifestyle of stress release, crazy amounts of fun, free musical expression, self-reflection & understanding. 

My compassionate workshop facilitation and teaching style has always integrated with assessable practices from Yoga and Meditation.  I've shared these for decades at ukulele festivals & clubs, school assemblies & teaching residencies; for prisoners,  developmentally disabled adults, and even Fortune 500 executives.

Other experiences include:

Playing lead guitar for over 10 years in a successful Django Reinhardt style gypsy jazz band "Babik".  We performed on big festival stages, clubs across the USA and even with several symphonic orchestras.

My deep faith in the healing power of music & creative expression was shared for over eight years as I worked as a professional artist-in residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  Every day, I offered healing music & meditations for cancer patients, their families and hospital staff.  In 2014 I was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to compose healing music for and with those patients and perform them.

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

Recent posts by Stu Fuchs (Ukulele Zen)

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! 


  • 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
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • 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 can request & receive a personalized custom made chord solo arrangement of a song of your choice.  


Because chord solo arrangements take a lot of work, YOU'LL RECEIVE A QUALITY UKE TAB EVERY OTHER MONTH to your song choice. arrangement that will 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! 


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