Welcome to the Sotto Voce Institute

Summer Registration is open!

Meet the Instructors


Shanna Steinback, Piano & Voice Instructor | CEO

Shanna Steinback has been playing piano since she was 9 years old and has been teaching privately for over 20 years. She holds her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from St. Olaf College and her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Mary's University. She opened the Sotto Voce Institute LLC in June of 2016, where she shares her passion of music through piano and voice instruction. Shanna offers instruction to students from beginner to advanced, through classic instruction, incorporating her students' areas of interest. 


Benjamin Albus, Guitar Instructor

 Ben Albus has had a passion for playing guitar for eleven years and has played in various groups from jazz ensembles to rock bands. Since graduating from Saint Mary's University with a B.A. in Marketing and a Music Minor, Ben has begun passing on his passion for guitar to his own students. Specializing in teaching beginner students, Ben offers a well rounded style of teaching in various styles, along with a laid back demeanor. He believes in not only covering the basics, but encouraging students to be creative themselves, as well.  

Welcome to the Studio


Private Piano & Voice Lessons

Private Piano & Voice Lessons

Private Piano & Voice Lessons

             One-on-one lessons 


Private Guitar Lessons

Private Piano & Voice Lessons

Private Piano & Voice Lessons

            One-on-one lessons 


Studio Calendar

Private Piano & Voice Lessons

Studio Calendar

Lists upcoming studio events!

Studio Policy & COVID-19 Updates

Outlines policies and procedures for the Sotto Voce Institute LLC. Click below to read more.

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Sotto Voce Institute LLC

2401 Pilot Knob Road, Suite 102A, Mendota Heights, MN 55120, us

(651) 313-5872


Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 8pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm, bi-weekly

Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8am-9am & 2pm-8pm