Monica Schley Harpist

Monica Schley is a classically trained Seattle harpist who freelances in many styles: new music, chamber, improvisational, avant garde, jazz and rock. She has worked with Butch Morris, Evan Flory-Barnes, Jherek Bischoff, Masada, Jesse Sykes, Jim Knapp, Hey Marsailles and Kanye West. She is available for private engagements, weddings, recording, live performance, funerals and harp instruction.

Calendar

Sun, Nov. 2
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Honoring the Guest: Guided Meditation with Harp
First Sundays at Interfaith Community Sanctuary are Honoring the Guest.  As honored guest this day, I will play harp for 40 minutes in a guided meditaion focusing on each of the 7 chakras and in relation to the 7 notes of the Western scale. Mudras (hand yoga), affirmations and imagery will also be used in this guide through attunement as I simultaneously play electro-acoustic harp with looping and effects.
Interfaith Community Sanctuary
1763 NW 62nd Street Seattle, WA 98107
Wed, Dec. 3
7:00PM - 11:00PM
"Now I'm Fine" w/ Ahamefule Oluo
Four shows! Dec. 3 - 7. I am playing in the musical/storytelling Suite "Now I'm Fine" with comedian-musician, Ahamefule Oluo feat. New Seattle Brass Ensemble. I've been working with this group since 2006. So thrilled! 
On The Boards
100 West Roy St Seattle, WA 98119
Fri, Dec. 19
7:00PM - 7:45PM
Solstice Stroll
Take a magical stroll through a botanical garden. Krukenberg Botanical Garden is hosting a Solstice Stroll through their forest wonderland - LED lights strung on trees, sipping hot cider and yours truly playing harp under covering in a meadow. Gnomes live here! Family friendly.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177
Sat, Dec. 20
7:00PM - 8:00PM
"Harp Carols" Concert
"Harp Carols" is a self-produced CD celebrating Europe's music of 15th - 19th Century holiday season. Songs like “Lo How a Rose” “Carol of the Bells” and “Greensleeves” will transport you to a place of ancient calm. 
East West Bookshop
6500 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA

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Blog

September 25th
I’m thrilled about this summer - one of the most gorgeous I recall in Seattle. Now that it’s over, I’m looking back at the studio work I did. Earlier in the summer, I recorded for Ahamefule Oluo’s “Now I’m Fine&rdq…
September 1st
“Thank you so much for the soulful music. You were a wonderful asset to our performance!” Melissa McCall, teacher at Bright Water School “I like your song list.” Mimi Boothby (mother of the groom) “Thank you very much for pla…
August 4th
This week I started playing harp at Highline Hospital in Burien. There, I play music at the bedside of patients on the surgery unit, either in pre- or  post- operation. Therapeutic beside music is live acoustic music, played or sung, specifically tai…
June 8th
Julie Baldridge and I recorded a handful of song last spring on my birthday this year. She’s a violinist friend I’ve been playing with for a decade, but she recently moved to San Francisco. We hadn’t played together for quite a while, bu…