Natalie is pursuing a dual degree in Photography & Imaging and Art History at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has played piano, orchestral bass, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar since elementary school. She developed Recorders of Hope during the People to People Leadership conference at Harvard University in 2010. Natalie enjoys competing in Model United Nations.

Joey is a student at Highland Park High School in Highland Park and has played oboe for 7 years and piano for 13 years. He performs in the Highland Park High School Wind Symphony, Orchestra, District 7 ILMEA Senior High Honor Band and the North Shore Honor Band. He loves geography and qualified to compete as a finalist in the National Geographic Illinois State Geography Bees of 2012 and 2013. He is on the HPHS varsity football and track teams.

Andy has been a middle school social studies teacher for Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, Illinois for more than 12 years, teaching 7th and 8th graders. He also has served as a member of the Winnetka Public School Board and on the Winnetka Public Schools Foundation. He has coached middle school basketball as well.

Janet has been a pre-school and elementary school educator for more than 20 years. For the past 8 years, she has been the elementary music teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Highland Park where she teaches kindergarten through fifth graders music, singing, drumming, recorder, ukulele, and music history. She has travelled to Senegal to teach music literacy to children and adults.
Recorders of Hope aims to bring musical instruction to elementary school children who would not otherwise have access.  Our goal is to collect recorders and other instruments from the community and distribute them around  the world while introducing children to musical instruction. Our pilot program took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where we performed and taught at the Maddox Chivan Children’s Center and the Sullivan Pediatric Center which are supported by the Global Health Committee. We interacted with over 200 children who were impacted by AIDS and TB and taught them how to play recorders and other musical instruments. We brought over 200 recorders which had been donated to us and an electric piano and pre-school instruments. Each morning, Natalie, her brother Joey and music teacher Janet Lubetkin performed a concert . Then Natalie and Janet taught music and Joey and Andy Lubetkin taught geography.  You can access our blog by clicking the link ab to see our day by day journey and our iMovie on this website. The preschool children children loved the bells, tambourines, triangles, rhythm sticks maracas and parachutes.  The elementary children were so talented and learned how to play 3 songs on the recorder in one week!! We left all the instruments including the piano and are now seeking funding for more instruments and musical instruction.  Our next goal is to provide permanent musical instruction for these children and to develop programs in other communities internationally.