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CommonTime Composition: February 2023
Feb 03, 2023 | The CommonTime Team

Arts Lovers,

The month of February brings us one step closer to those special feelings of love on Valentine’s Day. While February is the shortest month, it’s time. It’s time for authentic arts experiences. It’s time for the creative economy. It’s time to make the arts accessible. Join us and follow along on all of our social channels as we dive into this new season of It’s Time. As we move through our new campaign, feel free to comment, share, and engage with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It’s time to do what you love and love what you do on CommonTime.

Yours in the arts,

Michael Skillern

Co-Founder/Education + Outreach Coordinator, CommonTime Online


​CommonTime courses are a great way to get your learners engaged in the arts. Courses are recurring lessons once per week for a set number of weeks. If you or your learners want to develop your skills and take your arts education to the next level, then CommonTime courses are for you!

​Reach out to us at info@commontime.online and we can help you design and book CommonTime courses that are right for your learners!

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Shadi Sherif is a professional pianist from Cairo, Egypt who has performed with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and the Cairo Conservatoire. In his words, to perform like a professional pianist is to understand every detail about the piece, from musical analysis and form to the piece’s backstory the composer’s preferred technique. Shadi is also a music educator with ABRSM and the Cairo Opera House. He not only teaches his students how to play the right notes, but shows them how to express themselves through music. Book a lesson with Shadi and learn to play with passion!


McKayla Talasek is a classical musician from Missouri, USA. Currently, she performs with the Reno Philharmonic and Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and teaches privately at her home studio. As a lessons instructor, McKayla aspires to not only build up all generations of musicians, but to inspire and coach students how to be well-rounded, intentional, and thoughtful through their instrument. She hopes that her teachings will follow her students into other aspects of their careers and day-to-day lives, improving their mind, body, and soul. Book a lesson with McKayla and push past your comfort zone!


There are so many ways you can say “I love you” with the arts. This Valentine’s Day, give someone you love the gift of the arts with a CommoTime gift card!

When you send someone a CommonTime gift card, they can use it for all products and services on CommonTime, including lessons, events, and memberships. If your recipient doesn’t have a CommonTime account, that’s no problem; they can create a free CommonTime account at any time to claim their gift and begin enjoying the world of the arts! Click here to give the gift of the arts!