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

The Daphnes EP

The Daphnes EP

Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015 Thumbtack Best of 2016


Fri, Aug. 26
Private Event
Sellie wedding
@ Salish Lodge
Snoqualmie, WA
Sat, Aug. 27
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Improvising in Life & Music: class
Are you stuck in your learning process? Do you feel like your music needs a creative boost? This imaginative class is for you if you are wanting to take your musical journey to the next step. Learn how to become a better listener, develop comfort with improvising, co-create songs, and trust in your own ability to make new music on the spot. This class is meant to be a confidence builder, helping musicians of all levels to believe in their own skills and inherent good ideas. Oh yes, and have fun! For musicians of all levels who play any instrument and/or sing. REGISTER HERE
Dusty Strings Music Store & School
3406 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA
Sun, Aug. 28
Private Event
Sletteback wedding
@UW Arboretum
Seattle, WA
Fri, Sep. 16
Private Event
Humpf wedding
@ Monte Cristo Ballroom
Everett, WA

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…