Named 2009 National Artist of the Year by Young Audiences, Greta is a versatile performer and music educator. She is at ease in a variety of styles and settings: from nightclubs to schools, concert halls to libraries, amphitheaters, and arts festivals.

Her award-winning music is licensed to video soundtracks and publishing projects, including Scholastic’s Circle time series and SongsForTeaching.com.

Greta and her husband, Mark Hanson — 2005 Grammy-winning guitarist — founded Accent On Music, LLC in 1985.

They have published dozens of Mark’s guitar books and DVDs, performed worldwide, and sang for the President of the United States in San Francisco in 2009.

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National Artist of the Year


Award of Excellence

Film Advisory Board, for “Friendship Stew”

Classic Recording Award

Children’s Music Web, for “Music is Magic”

Hero Award


Sunburst Award



Private Lessons

Greta teaches voice, piano, music theory and sight-reading in her studio, and offers performance coaching in her studio or on location.
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Greta offers lively and interactive concerts for children and families; for grown-ups, she performs an eclectic mix of styles with her husband, Grammy-winning guitarist Mark Hanson.
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School Programs

As a teaching artist in private and public schools, Greta provides assemblies, residencies, and classroom connecting music with core subjects and Common Core.
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Greta Pedersen
Greta PedersenJanuary 9, 2017 at 12:00pm
My Toddlers concert at Salem Library, originally scheduled for tomorrow, is rescheduled for March 7, 10:30 AM, by venue request. If you have toddlers or preschoolers and are near Salem, Ore., come on down. We always have a great time! Salem Public Library (Salem, OR)
Greta Pedersen
Greta PedersenJanuary 7, 2017 at 2:10pm
Today I participated in a fun,effective goal-setting online workshop sponsored by Stanford Alumni Women's Impact Network. Great job by facilitator Mona Thompson from Collective Capital!
Greta Pedersen
Greta PedersenJanuary 7, 2017 at 9:00am
Thanks to Maia at The Right Brain Initiative helping me refine my artist profile. Check out the great work they do at http://therightbraininitiative.org/
Greta Pedersen
Greta PedersenDecember 9, 2016 at 10:05pm
Ice & snow couldn't stop us: pre-orders of our new CD, "Then & Now," shipped out today. Yay! For more information: http://www.accentonmusic.com/whatsnew.html
Greta Pedersen
Greta PedersenDecember 2, 2016 at 12:59pm
Good Vibrations on steroids. Very cool! (Scroll down to the video.)
Greta Pedersen
Oregon Symphony - Illuminating Turangalîla: Panel Discussion
The Oregon Symphony, Portland Art Museum, and Pacific Northwest College of Art present a special panel discussion to explore the unique convergence of sympho...

Upcoming Events

  1. NAMM Show – National Association of Music Merchants

    January 20 - January 21
  2. CD Release Concert

    January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Mark & Greta Concertize in Roseville, California

    April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Mark & Greta Concertize in the Sierra Foothills, California

    April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm