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 

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Sat, Jul. 22
Private Event
O'Neil wedding
@Seattle Yacht Club
Seattle, WA
Wed, Jul. 26
11:00AM - 11:00AM
Poetry on the Buses
King County Metro's public art project Poetry on the Buses features a new poem on its website every day! My poem, "Body of Truth." will be featured on July 26. You can read it online anytime after this day.
Thu, Jul. 27
Private Event
Shea wedding
Ceremony music in the hidden rose garden @Thornwood Castle
Tacoma, WA
Fri, Jul. 28
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Rules for Walking Out Book Release!
I am beyond excited to play tribute to my good friend and mentor, the late poet Crysta Casey. Her posthumous book, Rules for Walking Out, is published by Cave Moon Press. I will be reading, singing and playing. The evening will be topped off by an open mic. Event details here
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe
8310 Greenwood Ave N Seattle WA

Go to the Calendar Page for more performances and events.

Blogging Harpist

July 5th
Harp music has been used therapeutically for centuries. In the past few decades, there has been acknowledgement from Western medical institutions. The post Sigourney Speaks appeared first on Music + Poetry.
June 19th
I met Crysta Casey in 2002 at Red Sky Poetry Theatre (a long-standing open mic on Seattle’s Capitol Hill). It was held at poet Robin Schultz’s Globe Cafe for many years. I remember that Crysta and I talked on the street after the reading for a…
June 2nd
No matter what my aspirations are, my blog continually only gets monthly posting. So, what have I been doing this past May? A month in the life of a mama musician looks something like this: The post A Month In Reverse appeared first on Music + Poetry.
April 25th
Every Wednesday Dusty Strings Music Store hosts a singing session. Starting next month, I’ll be taking over leading the session! This is a casual group of all ages, mostly people on their lunch breaks and we sing songs from the Great American Songbo…
January 30th
This new year has made a lot of noise so far, off to a gallop and a cock-a-doodle-doo, both globally and personally. My most recent news: I am teaching at Dusty Strings Music Store! Two years ago, I set off to adopt a five-fold business plan that addresse…