Neal Bankenstein

Neal B.

La Plata, MD

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Neal delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6 to 17 and special needs

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For the past 9 years, I have been a school counselor in Charles County Public schools and I have been a percussionist for the past 22 years. I have performed in symphonies, rock bands, musicals, jazz bands, marching bands, drum lines, and I am currently playing as a snare drummer in the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums band. I have a great understanding of percussion and it's important role in music. I enjoy working with kids and students of all ages and love to connect drumming with their goals and dreams. Each student I work with sets their own personal goals and we work hard to achieve them together. I look forward to working with you and discovering the world of rhythm!


School Counselor
Aug 2008 - Present
Charles County Public School

Crisis Counselor
Aug 2006 - Jun 2008
Valley Health Care


Masters of Arts in Counseling
Aug 2002 - Jun 2008
West Virginia University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Aug 2002 - Jun 2006
West Virginia University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


School Counselor
May 2008
West Virginia University


School Counselor of the Year Nominee
Nov 2014
Maryland School Counselors Association


American School Counselor Association
Jun 2008

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Photos & Videos

This is me!
City of Alexandria leading all bands in the Scottish Walk parade.  I am on snare farthest from the camera.
City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums performing in La Plata!  I am in the middle on snare.
These kids got so in synch with one another that they were able to keep the beat and lead themselves.
A drum circle I put together in 2014.  Great group of young men with great rhythmic talent!
Photo by Neal B.

Photo by Neal B.

Photo by Neal B.

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Eric Jul 28, 2016
Drum · In home

Teaches you really fast and is a lot of fun!

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