Harpist, Monica Schley

Monica Schley is Seattle's most versatile harpist. Classically-trained, she freelances in many styles: new music, chamber, improvisational, avant garde, jazz and rock. She leads a modern chamber pop trio, The Daphnes, and has worked with Butch Morris, Evan Flory-Barnes, Jherek Bischoff, Masada, Jim Knapp, Hey Marsailles, Ahamefule J. Oluo and Kanye West. She is available for private engagements, weddings, recording, live performance, funerals and harp instruction. As a Certified Clinical Musician, she plays for hospitals and hospice.

Now I'm Fine

The Daphnes

Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015 Thumbtack Best of 2016


Fri, Jul. 29
6:00PM - 8:30PM
Japanese Garden Fundraiser
I'll be playing jazz & classical music at the annual garden party fundraiser for Seattle Japanese Garden along with sake tastings, an elegant Japanese food buffet, a beer-garden, poetry walk, and other live performances - sound pretty incredible, doesn't it?
Seattle Japanese Garden - Arboretum
Lake WA Blvd, Seattle
Sat, Jul. 30
Private Event
Combs wedding
@ Kubota Garden
Seattle, WA
Sat, Aug. 6
Private Event
Hudson wedding
Poulsbo, WA
Wed, Aug. 17
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Healing Harp Tones
Join me for a 47-minute guided meditation through the chakras. The session is a tonal attunement on the 7 chakras, each lasting for approximately 7-min. I will blend therapeutic harp techniques, voice, guided imagery and hand mudras. $12 
East West Bookshop
6407 - 12th Ave NE, Seattle

Go to the Calendar Page for more performances and events.

Blogging Harpist

July 13th
My trio, The Daphnes, has just released a self-titled EP on Bandcamp. Please listen. Its cheap to buy! This summer, we have played at Seattle’s hippest historic hotel, The Sorrento; and the modern glass exhibit at Seattle Center, Chihuly Garden &…
June 14th
This post was originally published at Pyragraph and is reposted here with kind permission. A year ago I quit my day job. It was easy to make the announcement and write the first part of my story, because I was excited! However, writing this foll…
March 29th
Edith Piaf made La Vie En Rose one of the most memorable French songs of the 20th Century. This is my solo harp version. Enjoy! The post La Vie En Rose appeared first on Music + Poetry.
February 18th
Peak season for weddings starts in June and wedding ceremony locations in WA State are abundant. Having lived in Seattle for 15 years, I have many favorite locations to play wedding ceremony music. I also planned my own wedding here in 2008. As a wed…
February 16th
Here’s a new ditty for the day: Fire & Ice. This solo harp excerpt is from a longer vocal and multi-instrumental track I’m working on. Today, I have only a few hours to record and I wanted to hear some instant results! I started writing th…