For over 20 years Neal has been immersed in the music scene of Columbus, Ohio as a live sound engineer, performer, and producer. Prior to teaching, Neal and his business partner opened Workbook Studio, a 3,200 sq. ft New York style loft recording and performance space that was featured in EQ, TapeOp and Mix magazines. At Capital University, Neal teaches classes in web development, music technology, and audio production. He is also developing immersive educational experiences such as student trips to Nashville, Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Copenhagen, Denmark.