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Vote Mirela Panaitisor

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The New Old School of Music



Mirela Panaitisor






The New Old School of Music, LLC


City/Town where Organization Located

West Hartford, CT


City/Town of Residence - this is for media placement

West Hartford, CT


Company/organization description (<500 characters)

The New Old School of Music puts the accent on helping every student develop a lifelong love for music making and reach their full potential skill wise. We invest our efforts to research the best combination of teaching strategies, curriculum, manipulatives, teaching tools, programs to benefit not only the most talented students who aspire to reach Julliard level, but also those who learn music to soothe their soul. The New Old School of Music, LLC was created with the following goals in mind: 1. Student-centered and positive environment, focused on catering to the social, emotional, and educational needs of each student; 2. Helping each student build self-confidence; 3. Encourage students to express their feelings through music; 4. Fun activity that could be shared with friends, family, community.


Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished in 2019 (<500 characters) e.g., patents received, growth rate, and successful MVP, trial, or exit, etc…

In 2019 we were able to build and properly soundproof 4 additional practice rooms which are now helping our music school provide the best quality instruction to our students/clients. We also equipped the newly created spaces with new instruments and adaptive gear for our special needs students. All the improvements and purchases enabled us to open the doors to serve more students, adapt and create unique music programs for children with special needs, hire 6 additional teachers, and increase the annual revenue by 15% in only few short months.


What type of entrepreneur are you? Scaling Company: regional, national, or global business focus and greater than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Scalable Venture: regional, national, or global business focus and less than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Main Street: local business focus;Social Good: social enterprise or nonprofit focus

Local business


Student entrepreneur: Are you a student and younger than 25 as of December 31, 2019? YES or NO



What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources (spaces, programs, events, schools, etc.) have helped you succeed? (<500 characters)

Women's Business Center and Entrepreneurial Center at University of Hartford Hedco, Inc.


What people are saying about Mirela Panaitisor ...

 Mirela is the owner of The New Old School of Music in West Hartford. She is an accomplished musician and very involved in her community. In 2019 Mirela obtained a loan from HEDCo to improve her space and managed to keep her business running during the transition. She is now positioned for growth, and continues to benefit from loyal customers.  

Milena Erwin





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