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 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...
Greta Pedersen
Greta PedersenNovember 25, 2016 at 9:57am
Great news: Mark's and my brand new CD - Then & Now - is at the duplicator! We're really excited about the outstanding musicians that join us on this album. You can read about it and hear clips of five of the 11 tunes on our webpage: http://www.accentonmusic.com/cd_detail.asp?qID=226
Order now for the holidays — We'll ship by December 9, 2016.
Greta Pedersen
Greta PedersenNovember 5, 2016 at 11:21am
I'm so pleased with the high energy, outstanding job Sam did in his role as Drake, in Newberg HS's production of Honk!
Greta Pedersen
Greta PedersenNovember 4, 2016 at 1:07pm
And... our CD is off to mastering. We're getting SMALL beers to celebrate at noon.
Greta Pedersen
Greta PedersenOctober 23, 2016 at 7:46am
Our mid-day meal. ¡¡Delicioso!! Also pictured: Mark and Miguel at the door of the radio station, and the Cathedral in Zaragoza. Beautiful! Our final concert is this evening- a "home town" crowd as Miguel grew up here.

Upcoming Events

  1. Boogie Woogie Preschool Concert

    January 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  2. CD Release Concert

    January 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Mark & Greta Concertize in Roseville, California

    April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Mark & Greta Concertize in the Sierra Foothills, California

    April 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm