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

Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015 Thumbtack Best of 2016


Thu, Jul. 7
5:30PM - 7:30PM
The Daphnes
The Daphnes perform two sets of music for “Summer Nights” at Chihuly Garden & Glass - A special summertime outdoor music series in the museum's courtyard wonderland. All ages.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109
Sat, Jul. 23
Private Event
Romero wedding
@Richmond Beach
Shoreline, WA
Sun, Jul. 24
Private Event
Nelson wedding
@Olde Stone Stables
Issaquah, WA
Fri, Jul. 29
6:00PM - 8:30PM
Japanese Garden Fundraiser
I'll be playing jazz & classical music at the annual garden party fundraiser for Seattle Japanese Garden along with sake tastings, an elegant Japanese food buffet, a beer-garden, poetry walk, and other live performances - sound pretty incredible, doesn't it?
Seattle Japanese Garden - Arboretum
Lake WA Blvd, Seattle

Go to the Calendar Page for more performances and events.

Blogging Harpist

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…
February 16th
Here’s a new ditty for the day: Fire & Ice. This solo harp excerpt is from a longer vocal and multi-instrumental track I’m working on. Today, I have only a few hours to record and I wanted to hear some instant results! I started writing th…
January 22nd
I just returned home to Seattle after a week of playing music in New York. I play harp in Ahamefule Oluo’s monologue/musical, Now I’m Fine. Words cannot describe the amazing week we had performing across the country! For me, something about it…