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


Sun, Jul. 2
Private Event
Carney wedding
Bellevue, WA
Sat, Jul. 8
Private Event
Jackson wedding
Harp + Cello duets @Trinity Tree Farm
Issaquah, WA
Sun, Jul. 9
Private Event
Durrant wedding
@Cedar Springs
Port Orchard, WA
Sat, Jul. 22
Private Event
O'Neil wedding
@Seattle Yacht Club
Seattle, WA

Go to the Calendar Page for more performances and events.

Blogging Harpist

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…
December 12th
This post was originally published at Pyragraph and is reposted here with kind permission. Half of success is attitude, right? You’ve got your skills honed, now how about addressing that glass-is-half-empty perspective? You know it’s…