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.


Fri, May. 29
7:30PM - 9:00PM
UW Modern Ensemble Concert
Playing with the UW Modern Ens. performance of Bruno Maderna's Don Perlimplin
Meany Hall
University of Washington
Sat, May. 30
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Mermaid Parade
Sirens of Serpentine bellydancers, led by Leslie Rosen, perform as I play harp. Meet at the Alki Bathhouse 11am in mermaid costumes - all ages! 12pm walk to Aliki Beach Trail, rain or shine.
Alki Beach
West Seattle
Fri, Jun. 12
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Solo Harp at the Sorrento
Playing original songs, improvisations and the occasional pop or jazz ballad. All ages / FREE in the historic Fireside Lounge.
The Sorrento Hotel
900 Madison St, Seattle
Sat, Jul. 4
Private Event
Chi Wedding
harp/cello duet @Newcastle Golf Club
Newcastle, WA

Go to the Calendar Page for more performances and events.


May 22nd
Three years in the making, and I am now officially a Certified Therapeutic Musician! Therapeutic music is live music played at the bedside, where the musician responds to immediate needs of the patient. Vibrations of harp stings applied therapeutically ca…
April 3rd
It’s here! April is the month of spring, and as the poet e.e. cummings wrote, “the season dreams dare to do people, and not the other way around.” Please follow me on my Facebook page for my daily poetry quips this month of April, aka Na…
March 25th
For four years, I’ve been saying this - “I’m working quietly behind the scenes.” This was code for: 1) steadily increasing work and 2) hashing out a business plan. However, because it was behind the scenes work, I couldn’t t…
February 11th
DISCLAIMER: I am writing this post to spell out the logic of my negative thought patterns and debunk them. Every musician has heard it. “Don’t quit your day job.” Yeah? What was that? I just did. Let me say that again: I QUIT. MY DAY JO…
February 7th
I am so excited about my new project, an all-female band of all-star proportions! The Daphnes will be playing our debut concert at the swanky Sorrento Hotel on March 7th. We’ll be playing 2 sets of original material starting at 7:30pm. The Daphnes a…