Gooroo Clubs: After-School Shouldn’t Be an Afterthought

Meet Roo. Roo has many different interests, but doesn’t have the resources in which to explore them. Gooroo Clubs is the perfect platform for all their extracurricular needs. Why not join them!

roo from gooroo clubs

What is Gooroo Clubs?

Gooroo Clubs is an online project-based learning platform focusing on Arts, Science, and Technology. Every week, we release new content for each of our various clubs — all centred around NYS educational standards. Therefore, not only are our videos fun, they’re also educational! Transform your passions into projects and start your free trial at

But, what subjects do we have on offer? Well, while we have more clubs in the works, we’re launching with…

Music Club

gooroo clubs
roo holding a guitar

One of our first Gooroo Clubs is Music Club. Music is a universal language, shared by all people of all ages. In Music Club, learn more about the magic behind your favourite songs, and the expansive and specific art of music. What’s more, examine the vital elements of music so you can become a melody expert. Ignite your passion for all aspects of music with these creative hands-on projects.

Meet Your Music Gooroos

But, who will be guiding you on this musical journey? Meet your musical savants!

headshot of Brooke

Brooke T. is a composer, percussionist, and teaching artist in New York City. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music Composition and has been performing as a drummer/percussionist for over sixteen years. She loves to play rock music and write musical theatre.

Frank V. is a professional jazz musician with training from NYU and WWU. Nominated as the Emerging Artist of the Year 2017 by Earshot Jazz Magazine, his music is fluid and unapologetic. Frank aims to inspire a deep love of the art in his students.

headshot of Frank
headshot of Liza

Liza W. is a classical pianist, organist, and keyboardist who regularly performs internationally. She has been a long-time affiliate at many music organizations including Columbia University, New York University, Interlochen Arts Camp, and Westchester Conservatory of Music.

Maker Club

gooroo clubs
roo with a hard hat, holding a spanner with math symbols and cogs floating around them

Our other club launching is Maker Club! Maker Club is the perfect place to explore your designing, innovating and tinkering affinities. In this club you will be challenged to think outside the box and continuously level up your skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through a hands-on approach. Additionally, develop your problem solving and logic skills by joining this club and be inspired to create something you’re proud of. Gain the confidence to be creative!

Meet Your Maker Gooroos

But, who will be your leader through this scientific exploration? Meet your Master Makers!

Joyce S. is a Chemistry & Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering student at NYU. She currently works as a student researcher and endeavors to bridge the gap between industry and academia for students.

headshot of Joyce
headshot of Max

Max S. is a physics enthusiast and rising senior at Rutgers University. Academically, he is most intrigued by the intuitive and approachable nature of forces and mechanics. Outside of physics, Max likes to stay active and follow sports.

Ariella F. is an economics major at Barnard College and a seasoned Math and English tutor. She takes pride in targeting specific problem areas, creating engaging educational content, and challenging students to apply their skills to the real world.

What’s Happening Next Week in Gooroo Clubs?

Excited about the new content? Want to know what to look forward to? Check out what you’ll be learning in Gooroo Clubs — launching 8/23!

Can you count like a metronome? Or pitch a note like a bird? Next week in Music Club, you’ll discover that Everyone’s a Musician. First, learn the rules of rhythm. Then, break down Western harmony. Until lastly, you power-up your musicianship with dynamics and accents — all taught by our Gooroo Brooke T.!

For these activities you will need:

Meanwhile, in Maker Club… Learn about the Earth, Moon and Sun, how they relate to each other, and how this affects the seasons. With Gooroo Ariella F., start by visualizing the Space System. Then, see how the Sun affects our Seasons. Lastly, build your own rover to explore the Moon!

For these activities you will need:

See you next week!

About the Author

Lydia B.

Lydia B.

Lydia B. is a Marketing Coordinator and Music Club Coach for Gooroo, a tutoring membership that matches students to tutors perfect for them based on their unique learning needs. Gooroo offers Math, English, SAT, Coding, Spanish tutoring, and more.