Overland Park-based musical nonprofit NAVO gives free lessons to students in Brazil

Véronique Mathieu (left) and Shah Sadikov (right) with Overland Park-based music nonprofit NAVO led master classes for underserved students in Brazil this year. Photo credit Carlos Ribeiro

As part of his mission to bring orchestra music to underserved communities, Overland Park conductor Shah Sadikov has introduced music education to schools in Brazil.

Sadikov and his wife, Véronique Mathieu, a violist and music instructor, have volunteered their music education services as part of social projects this year in Brazil. The trips were part of the couple’s offerings through their Overland Park-based nonprofit NAVO, which focuses on bringing classical music to the Kansas City area.