New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Stuart Fuchs (aka "Stukulele")

Stuart Fuchs is a multi instrumentalist who is passionate about bringing the health benefits of musical play into everyone's life. He performs virtuosic instrumental music and soulful original songs on Ukulele, Guitar, Native American flute, Aboriginal didjeridoo and the Bolivian charango.  He founded the award winning gypsy jazz quartet "Babik" which was featured on National Public Radio and also collaborated in creating/performing symphonic arrangements of Django Reinhardt's music for symphony orchestras including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Stuart performs and teaches internationally at schools, universities, and music festivals internationally.  Though his lively, innovative and holistic workshops in both ukulele and free improvisation, he introduces people of all backgrounds to their "long lost musician" - from Fortune 500 company executives to school children and participants at yoga retreats. 

Stuart worked as an artist in residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute for over six years where he lead patients, families and hospital staff in healing creative processes for well-being and emotional release. He has been a featured TedX speaker and in 2014 was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for composing healing music for and with cancer patients and performing these multimedia compositions at the University at Buffalo mainstage.

Stuart is an endorsing artist with Kala Ukuleles and Planet Waves.

Additional Links: 
Ukulele Virtuoso, Performing and Teaching Artist
Performances & Lessons on You Tube

I Have Worked With

  • August 2008

    Artist in Residence for the Center for the Arts "Arts in Healthcare Initiative.  Worked 20+ hours a week at Roswell Park Cancer Institute providing healing music and the healing nature of the creative process for cancer patients, families and hospital staff.  Awarded "Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2014 for a multi media compostion project; created interactive performance of music and film composed with hostial patients.  Moved from W.N.Y. in 2015.

  • January 2007

    Adjunct Professor of Guitar and Ukulele, Department of Fine Arts.  Moved from W.N.Y. in 2015.

  • August 2006

    Provided Arts-in-Education programs for schools and community centers across the Western New York Area.  Moved from W.N.Y. in 2015.

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Stuart
Job Title/Position: 
Performer, Teaching Artist
Physical Address: 
Keene, NH 03457
Last Name: 
Fuchs
Phone: 
716-200-8708

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Video
Music - Band
Music - Chamber
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Folk
Music - Jazz
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Families
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Music for People, Young Audiences
Education: 
B.Mus Guitar Performance: University at Buffalo; B.S. Communication/Media (Spanish Minor): SUNY Fredoinia
Music for People: Musicanship & Leadership Program
Awards: 
Recipient of N.E.A. "Art Works" Grant, 2014
Winner of "Best Jazz Band" from Artvoice and Buffalo Spree Magazine, six years consecutively 2006-2011
Gherhee Scholarship for Musicianship, University at Buffalo

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Microphone, Chair, Small Table
10'x10' minimum performance area, overhead cover for outdoor performances
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
State of Residence: 
New Hampshire
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
2

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500