Monica Schley is a harpist, songwriter, singer, poet and band leader of Seattle band, The Daphnes. She’s played harp for more than twenty-five years and enjoys playing a wide range of music including folk, classical, Celtic, jazz, chamber, improvisational, avant-garde, rock, singer/songwriter, new age, and various ethnic genres. Monica is a Certified Clinical Musician working in hospice care.
She teaches beginners through intermediate harp students. Her musical method draws from folk, classical, songwriting, theory, ensemble work, deep listening, improvisation, and pop music using a Salzedo-influenced method. She thinks that everyone’s learning process is a little bit unique, just like the harp!
“I see myself as a musician who happens to play the harp, not being a harpist exclusively. It is from that approach that I tap into the great mystery that is music. I believe teachers can learn from students just as much as students learn from the teacher. I welcome students of all backgrounds.” – Monica Schley