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


Wed, May. 31
6:00PM - 8:00PM
The Daphnes
The Daphnes play at a Fremont/Wallingford neighbood hub. All ages. Great beer, wine, coffee+food.
Stone Way Cafe
3510 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
Sat, Jun. 3
Private Event
Serikane wedding
@Woodmark Hotel
Kirkland, WA
Sat, Jun. 10
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Improvising in Life & Music: class
Are you stuck in your learning process? Do you feel like your music needs a creative boost? This imaginative class is for you if you are wanting to take your musical journey to the next step. Learn how to become a better listener, develop comfort with improvising, co-create songs, and trust in your own ability to make new music on the spot. This class is meant to be a confidence builder, helping musicians of all levels to believe in their own skills and inherent good ideas. Oh yes, and have fun! For musicians of all levels who play any instrument and/or sing. Call Dusty Strings to register: (206) 634-1662
Dusty Strings Music Store & School
3406 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA
Sun, Jun. 18
Private Event
Zhen wedding
@Delille Cellars Chateau
Woodinville, WA

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Blogging Harpist

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…
December 5th
‘Tis the Season! I have Christmas harp music for sale, my CD Harp Carols.   “Harp Carols” is a collection of ancient noels on solo harp and features clarinetist Rosalyn DeRoos on the last song. Except for two pieces, …
November 1st
I like learning new songs. Many brides request special songs for their ceremony and I’m always happy to accommodate. That said, I have a pretty large repertoire already, with songs that are tested and true. You can read my most popularly played wedd…