Shira & Friends is led by performer and educator Shira Kobren, who believes that kids’ entertainment should really rock!
Shira learned to sing from her mom and dad when she was just a kid. Shira’s dad always used to play songs on the guitar (like Johnny B. Goode and Beatles’ songs), and Shira, her mom and her brother, Ari, would sing along. It was only a matter of time before Shira transitioned from singing in her living room to singing on stage.
A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Shira has performed on stage, on screen, in commercials, and she has sung on albums, all while teaching music and movement to young students throughout New York City. Shira & Friends was born when Shira decided to combine her loves of performing and of being silly and creative with her students. Shira enlisted some of the best musicians she knows to be her “Friends”, and all together, they make music that both kids and grown-ups can appreciate and enjoy.
Shira & Friends concerts are always rockin’ interactive extravaganzas! Combining its own original tunes with classics, Shira & Friends plays a mix of hand-clap-able, sing-along-able, danceable, always smile-inducing music that has audience members of all ages becoming part of the show. Shira & Friends has performed in all sorts of venues including at street fairs, in nursery and elementary schools, at children’s activity centers, for private dinners, stand-alone concerts, and at other special events.