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Monica Schley, Harpist

Harp from Seattle, WA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$300 - $900 per event
Monica Schley plays solo harp or in combinations with flute; violin; voice; bass; and/or cello.
Classical - Celtic - Jazz - Pop - Broadway - Original Compositions

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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!

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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

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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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10+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 5+ years

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Outstanding!Thank you Monica! We feel very forturnate that we were able to book Monica for my sister's wedding (Kate & Kenny 6/10/12). My sister gave minimal specifics and left the rest in her hands. She delivered beautifully! She is extremely pleasant, professional and easy to work with- she kept in contact with us during the entire time prior to the wedding- much appreciated. The ambiance she created during the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner was wonderful.Truly her musical gifts to us helped make a very special event even more memorable. We couldnt have asked for more! Elaine

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Monica was great! she was able to play other not so common songs that we requested that you wouldn't normally hear on a harp. Everything was great!

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She was very professional and made our day special by providing beautiful music. She played everything we asked for. Definitely recommended.

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2016
Oct
29
Wedding Ceremony
Olympia, WA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Jul
10
Wedding Ceremony
Seattle, WA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2015
Jul
11
Wedding
Everett, WA
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2013
Dec
20
Wedding Ceremony
Poulsbo, WA
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2013
Aug
14
Christening
Seattle, WA
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2012
Dec
13
Holiday Party
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
Harp
Celtic Harp
Classical Harp
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Please note Monica Schley, Harpist will also travel to Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Port Gamble, Suquamish, Edmonds, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Bremerton, Kingston, Lynnwood, Poulsbo, Redmond, Everett, Port Orchard, Renton, Indianola, Silverdale, Woodinville, Keyport, Vashon, Issaquah, Olalla, Rollingbay, Snohomish, Hansville, Kent, Mukilteo, Seabeck.
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