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Please pre-register for workshops at each venue, or visit our online registration pages if a link is provided below.

For more information about events or private lessons, please contact us by e-mail or at (503) 699-1814.

February, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Mark Hanson Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop in Wenatchee, Wash.
Mark shares his considerable insight and a main joy of his life: making good music with the guitar! For fingerpickers at every level. For location and reservations please email Bill at bwicheta @ (delete spaces when emailing).

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Mark Hanson & Greta Pedersen House Concert in Wenatchee
Mark plays his sparkling fingerstyle guitar compositions and arrangements for the first set. Greta then joins him for a second set of vocals/guitars/ukulele/percussion. Great fun! For location and reservations please email Bill at bwicheta @ (delete spaces when emailing).

March, 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Mark & Greta in Concert in Berkeley, California!
Mark and Greta perform at Timbre, Folk & Baroque in Berkeley, California, on March 6. Opening is blues fingerpicker Pete Madsen. Limited seating (only 45 seats!) in this cozy, fun, world-music instrument shop. Address: 801 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
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Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00 AM & 1:30 PM
Mark Teaches Two Exciting Workshops at Gryphon in Palo Alto, California
Mark brings his wealth of fingerstyle guitar and music information to his old stomping grounds in Palo Alto: Gryphon Stringed Instruments; 211 Lambert St. Reserve your space by calling Gryphon at (650) 493-2131
Workshop #1:  am, Man! (And Woman!) – 11:00 a.m.
Intimidated by jam sessions? There is no need! In this workshop, Grammy winner and prolific author Mark Hanson teaches the strategies for successfully participating in jam sessions, whether as a leader or a joiner. Through the use of well-known tunes, you will jam right along with the rest of the class, no matter what your skill level. Strum or fingerpick the chords, play a single-note solo or a fingerstyle improv — this class provides tons of information on how to succeed in a jam! Also, Mark will teach you to play his sparkling fingerstyle arrangement of Chet Atkins’ “Jam Man.” (E-surance’s advertising theme music – Listen to Mark.) All levels welcome!
Workshop #2: Fingerstyle Jazz for “Folkies” – 1:30 p.m.
Ever wanted to play “In the Mood” for solo guitar, or “Georgia On My Mind” with jazzy chords? Come join Mark’s workshop and learn how! Mark starts with the picking-hand techniques required, continues with an overview of how four-note jazz chords differ from their folky cousins, and what the picking hand needs to do to accommodate them. Gain a new understanding of how this style is built, and how to make it swing! Mark’s jazz standards CD and book will be available.


Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Mark & Greta Perform in Los Altos, California
Mark and Greta join Fred Cummins — Mark’s old “Waterwheel” partner from the ‘70s for a morning of music at Foothills Congregation Church.
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Friday, March 20, 2020 - 7:30PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit Concert in Hillsboro, Oregon
Mark and his AGS buddies Terry Robb and Doug Smith play their annual concert at the beautiful Walters Cultural Art Center in downtown Hillsboro, Oregon — a suburb west of Portland (known for its Intel facility). The Walters venue is a beautiful wood A-frame building, with great sound and a fun, welcoming staff.
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April, 2020

Saturday/Sunday April 25-26, 2020 - 11:00-5:30 PM
Mark Demos Regional Luthiers’ Guitars
Mark plays numerous newly made guitars from several talented Pacific NW luthiers at the NW Handmade Musical Instrument exhibit. The location is Portland Community College, Sylvania campus, in Portland, Oregon. The address is 12000 SW 49th Ave. A minimal entrance fee ($2.00!) is collected at the door.

May, 2020

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Mark & Greta in Concert in Camas, Wash.
Grammy winning guitarist Mark Hanson and National Award winning vocalist Greta Pedersen share their spirited vocals-and-guitars/ukes/percussion act at Visual Expressions Gallery – home of Nick Carulli Photography – in Camas, Washington, just east of Vancouver and across the Columbia River from Portland. TICKETS available online at, and in person at Visual Expressions Gallery, 2115 SE 192nd Ave., Suite 110, Camas, Wash.
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Friday through Sunday, May 8-10, 2020 - all day
Mark Demos, Performs and Teaches at La Conner, Washington
Mark will demo luthier Stephen Showalter’s guitars at the fourth annual La Conner Guitar Festival north of Seattle. The Festival is a gathering of some of the best guitar makers in the world, with a host of great players to demo them. Mark will also perform and teach a workshop.
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