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Monica Schley, Harpist Harpist from Seattle, WA

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 12 Reviews
  • 21 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2008
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment

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Monica Schley plays solo harp or in combinations with flute; violin; voice; bass; and/or cello. Classical - Celtic - Jazz - Pop - Broadway - Original Compositions :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: WEDDING HARP The harp is an instrument synonymous with peace, love and relaxation. If you are planning your wedding right now, congratulations! This is a very fun and special event in your life. I believe there is no right or wrong way to pick out the details of this event, so choose music that suits you and is emblematic of your relationship. Examples of wedding ceremonies I have played: - traditional Jewish wedding ceremony - all songs by The Beatles for a church wedding - classical music in a chapel - pop music (Radiohead, Nora Jones) in a park - improvised music for a simple backyard ceremony - Gothic theme (Dead Can Dance, Renaissance music) for an twilight candlelight ceremony Why choose live harp music? Harp music creates an atmosphere of sophisticated comfort that adds a special pleasure to any occasion! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: CORPORATE MUSIC AND PRIVATE EVENTS I have been hired by Microsoft and regularly perform at Seattle's historic Sorrento Hotel, among many other events I also play: - House Concerts - Funerals/Memorials - Graduation Ceremonies - Dance Accompaniment - Cocktail Parties - Tea Parties - Holiday Parties :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ABOUT MONICA Monica Schley is a life-long musician. She has a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she studied poetry and music. Her main instrument is harp, and she also sings, plays piano and composes. Monica is a Certified Clinical Musician (playing is hospitals and hospice), a private harp instructor, recording artist, poet, and performer at public shows and private events. She has recorded on over a dozen albums and played for over 250 weddings! In 2004, she received an artist residency from the Espy Foundation. She has composed for site-specific work at Seattle Center with fiber artist Mandy Greer, and has worked with artists Sarah Kavage & Adria Garcia for their site-specific Kabuya piece in the King County Parks System. Monica has been a featured artist on Nancy Guppy's ArtZone (Seattle Channel) and at after hours events at Seattle Art Museum and Bellevue Art Museum. She is also former president of the American Harp Society Seattle Chapter. She leads a chamber pop trio, The Daphnes. She has had the pleasure to work with pop stars, jazz luminaries and indie rockers, including: Jim Knapp; Eyvand Kang; Jherek Bischoff; Evan Flory-Barnes; Ahamefule Oluo, Samantha Boshnak; Butch Morris; Seattle Rock Orchestra; Bill Horist; Kanye West; Lori Goldston; Rosalyn DeRoos; Jesse Sykes; and with the bands Hey Marseilles, Secret Chiefs 3; Parenthetical Girls, The Dead Science and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


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Review by Ashley T.

WeddingReviewed on October 10, 2021From Woodinville, WA

Monica did an excellent job! She was very friendly and professional. I would absolutely recommend her for your next event.

Review by John H.

WeddingReviewed on August 5, 2021From Issaquah, WA

Monica was incredibly easy to work with from start to finish! She was responsive and enthusiastic about helping us plan out the music for our wedding, and she was accommodating about our time changes and was willing to move from one place to another within the same venue for ceremony vs cocktail hour. Her harp music was such a welcomed addition to our wedding and our guests enjoyed it very much!

Review by Naniofa P.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on October 26, 2018From Des Moines, WA

I'm so glad I met Monica and her harp. Beautiful music and singing. I highly recommend her to any gatherings.

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  • Ave Maria | Bach
  • Reverie | Debussy
  • Claire de Lune | Debussy
  • Pavane | Faure
  • Moonrise | Robertson
  • The Swan | Saint-Saens
  • Bridal March | Wagner
  • Air from Water Music | Handel
  • Gavotte | Salzedo
  • Canon in D | Pachelbel
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring | Bach
  • Muzetta's Waltz from La Boheme | Puccinni
  • O Perfect Love | Barnby
  • Sonatina | Dussek
  • Sheep May Safely Graze | Bach
  • Sleepers Wake | Bach
  • Tango | Salzedo
  • Trumpet Voluntary | Clarke
  • Wedding March | Mendelssohn
  • 18th Century March | anon.
  • The Boatman | Scottich
  • Carrickfergus | Irish
  • Chanter | Irish
  • Charles O'Conor | O'Carolan
  • Haste to the Wedding | Irish jig
  • Inis Siar | Welch
  • Irish Country Dance | Irish
  • Last Rose of Summer | Irish
  • Of She Goes | Irish
  • Chances Are | Allen
  • Embracable You | Gershwin
  • Come Away With Me | Jones
  • I Get A Kick Out of You | Porter
  • Exit Music from a Movie | Radiohead
  • Norweigien Wood | Beatles
  • La Vie En Rose | Piaf
  • One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story | Bernstein
  • September Song | Weill
  • Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise | Romberg
  • Moonglow | Milles

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Past Events

June 22, 2024 • Wedding
Sat4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ashford, WA
September 25, 2021 • Wedding
Sat10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Woodinville, WA
August 28, 2021 • Wedding
Sat9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Federal Way, WA
July 25, 2021 • Wedding
Sun5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Issaquah, WA
June 27, 2021 • Funeral
Sun3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Seattle, WA
July 14, 2019 • Bridal Shower
Sun4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Woodinville, WA
October 26, 2018 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Fri1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Des Moines, WA
September 29, 2018 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Seattle, WA
June 18, 2017 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Redmond, WA
October 29, 2016 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Olympia, WA
July 10, 2016 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seattle, WA
July 11, 2015 • Wedding
Sat3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Everett, WA

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