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 

Harp Carols

Harp Carols

Calendar

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Blogging Harpist

October 10th
I received a beautiful poem in my inbox this morning. The poem was Seamus Heaney’s “From the Republic of Conscience.” As I am nearing the end of my pregnancy, this poem struck a deep chord within me. The past few weeks, I luxuriously rea…
September 26th
Autumn is upon us! This summer was HOT and BUSY. Now, I’m taking time to SLOW DOWN and enjoy some of the work I did over the last few months. For a review of this past spring/summer, I playing something like: – 15 wedding ceremonies – 7 …
August 2nd
I am grateful once again to have a poem published on the King County Metro, through Poetry on Buses. This is a great public arts project in the Seattle metro area, keeping bus riders amused and inspired. My poem, was originally published in Poetry on Buse…
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…