Welcome to the


  • Put your skills to the test!
  • This 30-part series will transform your improv!
  • Retrain your musical thought process!


Immediately upon purchasing, you'll get access to ALL the course material at the same price as our pre-sale discount! It includes everything you need to get started in exploring new ground in improvisation today!


30 Part Series

The Improv Obstacle course is a 30 part series consisting of lessons/explainers, demos, and guided trials with backing tracks. You'll have expert guidance every step of the way as you are introduced to each obstacle and you'll be given ideas on how to negotiate each obstacle in new and creative ways!


Downloadable Backing Tracks

For this course, we've created a series of custom backing tracks recorded by professional musicians including Charles himself on piano! All the backing tracks are downloadable so that you can use them for the course, but also whatever else you want to do with them!


Discord Setup

By purchasing a course, you gain access to exclusive Discord channels where you can connect with other students and have great discussions about music and help each other with course material!


Taught by David DeJesus

Director of Jazz Studies

Purchase College

This 30 PART SERIES will give you the tools to explore your improvising in totally new and exciting ways!

  • Introductions for Each Challenge
  • Demonstrations of All Challenges
  • Play Alongs With Detailed Visuals
  • Custom Backing Tracks at Varying Tempos
  • Downloadable Materials  

Meet Dave.

Multi-Instrumentalist and newly appointed Director of Jazz Studies at Purchase College David DeJesus has been on the New York City Jazz scene since the late ’90s and performed with a wide variety of legendary groups. In jazz, David has performed with the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band, the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars, among many others. In Latin jazz and salsa, David has performed with the Grammy Award–winning Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria Big Band, and the legendary Ron Carter’s Great Big Band. In addition to running the Jazz Program at Purchase College, he also runs the Birdland Big Band at the iconic Birdland NYC Jazz Club.