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 PedersenJuly 18, 2017 at 7:41pm
We had a great time with Reggae, Rock, & World Music at Garden Home Library last Thursday! Here are some kids playing with the instruments following the end of the program.
Greta Pedersen
Greta PedersenJuly 18, 2017 at 2:26pm
A great reminder: we NEED to chill and veg out for creative health and productivity!
Greta Pedersen
ABC News
93-year-old WWII veteran says the secret to a long life is his passion for playing the piano, and still practices every day. "For the most part I do not feel my age." abcnews.com
Greta Pedersen
Greta PedersenJuly 4, 2017 at 4:34pm
Last day of Waterfront Blues Festival. Great music, great time to "chill" in the sun. With Mark Hanson, and daughters Marta and Hanni (in spirit; here most of the weekend), and daughter-for-the-the-weekend, Olivia.
Greta Pedersen
Greta PedersenJune 21, 2017 at 8:46am
Just caught up with storyteller Will Hornyak at the French American International School's Fete de la Musique. Also clown/mime Albert Alter. What a great tradition to end the school year!

  1. Mark & Greta at 503

    August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Greta & Mark at Restaurant 503, West Linn

    August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Greta & Mark in Concert at Canby Library

    September 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm