Karena Tapsak

Mountain View Music Founder/Owner Karena B. Tapsak holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California in International Public Administration. She has a varied background in public/private/non-profit administration, property management, writing, marketing, special events, and teaching. She has held board positions in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and in Front Royal, Virginia. Affiliations include St. Anthony Civic Orchestra (Minnesota), Susquehanna Valley Chorale (Pennsylvania), Jubilate Choir (Pennsylvania), and Bloomsburg Preparatory School of Music (Pennsylvania). She has been teaching for more than 15 years, including as an adjunct professor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Her greatest passion is for the piano, which she has been teaching exclusively for five years. Karena is a member of the Piano Teachers Guild of the American College of Musicians and the National Association for Music Education.


It has been such a joy to watch our children grow in musicianship and love of music though Mountain View Music. Our daughter loves her piano lessons so much that she recently wrote a note that said, “piano = happiness.” We highly recommend this wonderful studio!

Dixie L.

Karena Tapsak’s piano lessons provide the perfect blend of technique, theory, and fun for my middle-school daughter and me. Karena artfully built upon our previous music knowledge, providing a smooth transition to a new instrument. My daughter’s musicianship blossoms under Karena’s caring tutelage, and piano-day brings smiles every week.

Sarah B.

Our family have had 3 different piano teachers throughout various times of our children’s lives. Mrs. Tapsak is our current piano teacher, and by far, she is the BEST. Not only is she a very talented musician and an excellent piano teacher, she is able to transfer her love of music to her students. She motivates them with kindness and encouragement to help them embrace the art of music. Our small Shenandoah community is richer with what Mrs. Tapsak is bringing to us with her “gift” of music. With the presence of Mountain View Music studio in our beautiful mountainous Front Royal town, truly, “the hills are alive with the sound of music.”

Lynda F.