From watching homemade tutorials on YouTube to subscribing to training websites such as, Internet users can learn almost anything online as long as they know where to look. One education platform, however, is taking online learning to the next level by providing its users with free, live access to workshops taught by some of the preeminent professionals in their respective fields.

Founded in 2010 by Chase Jarvis and Craig Swanson, creativeLIVE was conceived as a way to connect aspiring creative professionals with the world’s top creatives in a live, online setting. In the few years since its launch, the platform has broadcast more than 250 courses in such fields as photography, video, design, business, and software training to more than 1 million students worldwide.

In September 2013, the platform added an audio channel to its online broadcast network, allowing users to learn the technical skills and industry knowledge necessary for a career in music production and business directly from the industry’s leading DJs, producers, and managers.

Visit iQ by Intel to read my interviews with creativeLIVE CEO Mika Salmi and metal guitarist/producer Eyal Levi (Whitechapel, August Burns Red) just days after the drummer taught his own creativeLIVE workshop, “Digital Drums with EZDrummer.”

This is another is a series of articles written by LAmb co-founder Kristin Houser in conjunction with the iQ by Intel series to explore the link between technology and music.