Monica Schley Harpist

Monica Schley is a classically trained Seattle harpist who freelances in many styles: new music, chamber, improvisational, avant garde, jazz and rock. She has worked with Butch Morris, Evan Flory-Barnes, Jherek Bischoff, Masada, Jesse Sykes, Jim Knapp, Hey Marsailles and Kanye West. She is available for private engagements, weddings, recording, live performance, funerals and harp instruction.


Sat, Apr. 25
Private Event
Memorial Ceremony
Private memorial service @NW Kidney Center
Sea-Tac, WA
Sat, May. 2
Private Event
Thrash Wedding
@ The Mayflower Park Hotel
Seattle (downtown)
Tue, May. 5
Private Event
House Concert
@ private home
Redmond, WA
Thu, May. 7
7:00PM - 10:00PM
STG Event
with my pals Ahamefule J. Oluo and Soulchilde
The Paramount
911 Pine St, Seattle

Go to the Calendar Page for more performances and events.


April 3rd
It’s here! April is the month of spring, and as the poet e.e. cummings wrote, “the season dreams dare to do people, and not the other way around.” Please follow me on my Facebook page for my daily poetry quips this month of April, aka Na…
March 25th
For four years, I’ve been saying this - “I’m working quietly behind the scenes.” This was code for: 1) steadily increasing work and 2) hashing out a business plan. However, because it was behind the scenes work, I couldn’t t…
February 11th
DISCLAIMER: I am writing this post to spell out the logic of my negative thought patterns and debunk them. Every musician has heard it. “Don’t quit your day job.” Yeah? What was that? I just did. Let me say that again: I QUIT. MY DAY JO…
February 7th
I am so excited about my new project, an all-female band of all-star proportions! The Daphnes will be playing our debut concert at the swanky Sorrento Hotel on March 7th. We’ll be playing 2 sets of original material starting at 7:30pm. The Daphnes a…
January 6th
I will be playing this coming Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Seattle Wedding Show. You can find me from 12:30 - 2:00pm playing at the top of the escalators on the 4th floor, next to the entrance ticket booth. All wedding couples who book me before January 31st …