Ukulele Zen: "All You Need is Love...and a Ukulele" (Eugene OR)
Do you love the ukulele? Do you love the music of the Beatles? Then this is the event for you!
The music of the Beatles and the ukulele are like peanut butter and jelly; they simply belong together. Is it that John Lennon played a ukulele? Perhaps it's because George Harrison often kept his car's trunk full of ukes so he'd be prepared for a spontaneous uke jam with friends! Whatever the reason, it's clear that 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 spirited and deep immersion into the music of the Fab Four. By studying the music of the Beatles you'll gain an understanding of many genres of 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, and shares fascinating facts and stories about the band's legendary history.
This workshop is open to beginners and up - some basic experience playing ukulele is recommended.
Schedule for the evening:
6:30 pm Arrive, tune up, meet up
7:00 pm Ukulele Zen Workshop
8:30 pm Solo concert by Stuart Fuchs
Stuart Fuchs is a performing and teaching artist who has presented his innovative & holistic music workshops at the top ukulele festivals across the US and Canada. In his concerts, Stuart balances virtuosity and heart on his classical guitar, ukulele, Native American flute & didjeridoo. Stuart is committed to a compassionate and holistic vision of music education and sharesa lifetime of meditation and yoga practice in a fun and accessible way through his renownedmusic clinics. He 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, where he was a professional artist in residence for over seven years. Stuart offers a holistic ukulele retreat called "Ukulele Zen" where he playfully blends meditation, yoga and qigong practice with the ukulele - this allows participants to learn how to access a much greater ease when playing. Stuart is an endorsing artist with Kala Ukuleles and currently tours internationally with the world renowned new age kirtan artist Snatam Kaur. www.stufuchs.com
Hilyard Community Center (North of Amazon Pool) (View)
2580 Hilyard St
Eugene, OR 97405
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|