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.

She is an inspiring music teacher, with private voice and piano students ranging in age from 5 to 70-something.

Greta and her husband, Mark Hanson — 2005 Grammy-winning guitarist — have performed together worldwide, and sang for the President of the United States in San Francisco in 2009.


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 PedersenDecember 2, 2019 at 10:11pm
On Giving Tuesday, please consider bringing joy to children in hospitals by supporting Pickleberry Pie, which provides music interaction with patients and their families. Music in turn triggers a smile, eases pain, brings a spark to a dull day. Mark and I have worked with Pickleberry Pie for years; hospital programs are throughout the United States.

If we raise $5000 by the end of Tuesday, we will unlock an extra $1000 from a generous donor. Our goal is to raise $25,000 by the end of the year so we can continue our mission of bringing live music to children in hospitals and special needs schools. It's difficult to be a kid (or a parent of a kid) in the hospital, so anything that can bring joy and be a positive distraction is vital to the well-being of the child. Help us reach more children with uplifting music by donating today!

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