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


Sat, Oct. 29
Private Event
Campbell wedding
Olympia, WA
Fri, Nov. 4
Private Event
Gose wedding
@Monte Cristo Ballroom
Everett, WA
Thu, Nov. 10
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Town Hall event
with my bassist pal Evan Flory-Barnes
Town Hall
1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Sun, Dec. 4
Private Event
Pitzul wedding
@Court in the Square
Seattle, WA

Go to the Calendar Page for more performances and events.

Blogging Harpist

September 27th
I've just compiled a concise bibliography of selected publications and posted them to my website (Recordings & Writing). The post Poetry & Essay Bibliography appeared first on Music + Poetry.
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…