Lisa James

Lisa James

Hi, my name is Lisa.
I have been in the motor industry for 30 years from admin to service and for the last 5 years I have owned my own courier business, driving approx 250klms a day. I've seen it all, good and bad.
Hopefully with my new role as a Driving Instructor I can make the roads a safer place, one driver at a time.

Robin Clements

Robin Clements

Hello! My name is Robin. I work on the southside of Brisbane and surrounds. I teach manual but I'm happy to teach automatic also. I have two teenage children, one primary age child and two cocker spaniels that think they are children.

My aim is to make you feel relaxed, comfortable and safe while learning to drive. I am a friendly and patient person. I am willing to teach people of any age and background.

Together we can build towards you being a confident, capable and skilled driver.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Regards

Rob

Jo Jennings

Jo Jennings

ACCREDITED KEY 2 DRIVE INSTRUCTOR

Beginning my career instructing in London gave me 7 years of great experience and continued when I moved back to Brisbane... I have now been an instructor nearly 20 years.  As you can imagine I love my job and take great pride in my pupils passing their test.   I relate very well to the young and not so young students and look forward to giving you the help you need to get yourself qualified as a safe and competent driver!   I look forward to meeting you!

 

Karl Storck

Karl Storck

ACCREDITED KEYS 2 DRIVE INSTRUCTOR

Hi I’m Karl. I’m a qualified school teacher and am the father of 2 high school daughters. I have been performing this role for over 8 years and I am passionate about teaching the importance of road safety to new drivers.

I have a love of cars and some of my interests include music, food/wine and travel.

I teach manual and find this rewarding but am also willing to teach in automatic vehicles.

John Jenner

John Jenner

Hi there, I’m John and I’m looking forward to meeting you. I’ve been teaching people to drive for 10 years and in that time I’ve found a great deal of pleasure sharing my experience with kids and adults alike... I teach both manual and auto and have a patient and easy-going approach to learning, using my previous experience as a teacher to help you find confidence and expertise.. I also specialise in assisting those students who have some special needs, those who need a little extra help... so if you’ve been putting off starting because your unsure, book a lesson with me and we’ll work together to get you thru and driving !

Helen Kelly

Helen Kelly

I have been teaching people, both young and a little older, for lots of years.  The experience I have gained helps me to enjoy playing a part in building the skill set of future drivers.  I also have a very strong sense of responsibility around the safety aspects of driving on the road, so it gives me great satisfaction to watch my students work their way through those things as well.  I am happy for my students to ask any questions at all, as that is a perfect way to gain knowledge and experience...  I'm looking forward to meeting you. Helen

Nevene Sharrett

Nevene Sharrett

Hello, my name is Nevene. I have been a Driving Instructor for 3 years with My Driving School and I absolutely love my job and love meeting people.  I pride myself on being very professional, respectful and courteous. Your safety is my no.1 priority. I aim to provide and assist you with all the knowledge you require to pass the test. Importantly, I will provide you with tools, strategies and Defensive Driving Techniques to assist you long after you have passed the test to ensure maximum road safety.

When I first started this job I asked myself what qualities would I like in a Driving Instructor if I was a Learner Driver. My approach to driving is with these qualities in mind :- Approachable, Patient, Fun, Encouraging, Friendly, Polite, Kind, Calm, Relaxed, No awkward silence and YOU, the Learner Driver are in control of the pace you set for each lesson.

I look forward to meeting YOU.

Thank-you

Nevene

 

Kim Grimmbacher

Kim Grimmbacher

Learning something new is always challenging, so having fun doing it makes it easier.  Hi, I’m Kim, I’ve been with My Driving School for 8 years.  I’ve met awesome people and made really good friends through teaching and I am still in contact with students I taught years ago.

I have 2 young adult “kids”, so I understand the pressure’s and anxiety that sometimes come with learning to drive.

Good drivers drive safely, safety includes vehicle operation, hazard perception, scanning and decision making, defensive driving techniques and good driving habits, it’s not just my job, it’s my goal to help u achieve this.

I love having a chat and a good laugh.

So fasten your seatbelt!  

 

Simon Curran

Simon Curran

ACCREDITED KEYS 2 DRIVE INSTRUCTOR

Hey everyone, I've been helping people learn to drive for 6+ years now. I pride my teaching of defensive driving skills and attention to all the small details. If you can pass my mock test, you'll have a great shot to acquire your licence.

I like to teach independence and multitasking on the road. Meaning you'll be able to listen to music and use a GPS, all whilst holding a conversation.

I am also a Keys2drive accredited instructor which allows me to conduct a free driving lesson for yourself and a supervisor. If you're not sure about that, chat to one of our friendly staff and they'll help you out. 

Cheers. 

Simon. 

 

Karen Crouch

Karen Crouch

ACCREDITED KEYS 2 DRIVE INSTRUCTOR

I have been driving for over 30 years and in this time I have driven both Automatic & Manual cars.

I took on this role as a Driving Instructor to handover the skills and knowledge that I have accomplished over the years to Learner Drivers.

I am passionate about my job, I have good communication skills and a friendly personality, which will all keep you at ease behind the wheel.

I also make sure that my clients are trained safely and on their way to getting their licence.  

Karen

 

Jill McDonald

Jill McDonald

Hello, I'm Jill. I love meeting new people and this fabulous job lets me do just that...  bonus is I get to help you on your journey towards getting your P's and independence on the roads too!
I have a relaxed and supportive approach in coaching driving students to drive confidently and safely, developing safe driving habits that will last a lifetime
My aim is to introduce you to the world of driving independence and to support & develop your confidence and ability to anticipate the actions of other drivers; recognizing that safe driving is the responsibility of every driver on the road.
We will assess and tailor each of your lessons to build on your knowledge and experience as it develops and work towards getting you p-test ready!
I'm confident we can make your learning journey an enjoyable and fun one....let's drive!

 

Lexie Garavelis

Lexie Garavelis

Hi! My name is Lexie and I teach automatic, and operate around the western suburbs of Brisbane.

Teaching people to drive is a very rewarding job. I love to help my students become safe, confident and capable independent drivers. I will prepare you to pass your practical driving test, but most importantly I will prepare you for the future beyond the test as well.

I am a patient, calm and friendly driving instructor, and I enjoy meeting new people. I teach people of all different ages and backgrounds. As I am a younger driving instructor, I feel that my younger students relate well and enjoy their driving lessons.

Alongside being a driving instructor I also work at the Queensland Museum.

 

Roz Sheldon

Roz Sheldon

ACCREDITED KEYS 2 DRIVE INSTRUCTOR

Hi I’m Roz and I’m looking forward to meeting you!  I’ve had lots of years of experience teaching people to drive…  I love it and can ‘almost’ do it with my eyes closed… but I’m not gonna try!   I love a challenge so it won’t matter if you’re young or not so young, we can get together and work to give you all the skills you need to become a safe and confident driver… I hope to meet you very soon…

 

STUDENT FEEDBACK

 

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Allan Curran

Allan Curran

Hi I'm Allan.
So you would like to change your “L” plates for a “P” plate. Then come on over and learn and  practice your driving in an environment that includes practical operational skills that assists in equipping you and getting you ready for the road.

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Ian Berry

Ian Berry

ACCREDITED KEYS 2 DRIVE INSTRUCTOR

I started instructing people to rock climb and abseil when I was 17, just for fun. Since then I have been running and designing training programs professionally and for enjoyment. When my son needed to learn to drive, I thought I would be great at it. It mostly went well and I enjoyed it so much I did the necessary training and became an instructor with My Driving School. I hope to build confidence and skill with every person and look forward to meeting you.  Ian

 

 

Brian Cruwys

Brian Cruwys

ACCREDITED KEYS 2 DRIVE INSTRUCTOR

I was a former trainer in the Mining Industry for 28 years (Heavy Equipment) at Curagh and Blackwater.  I have been a Driving Instructor for three years and thoroughly enjoy it. 

Vanessa Den Hoedt

Vanessa Den Hoedt

ACCREDITED KEYS 2 DRIVE INSTRUCTOR

I’ve lived Bayside for 36 years enjoy 4wd driving and camping. Really love teaching manual driving to all ages. Have 3 kids, 2 dogs 1 cat 5 hens and a partridge in a pear tree...  so things are never dull around me... I'm looking forward to finding some fun ways to help you relax and learn real confidence and skills behind the wheel. Vanessa.

 

Karyn Holland

Karyn Holland

ACCREDITED KEYS 2 DRIVE INSTRUCTOR

Hi, my name is Karyn. I have been working full time as an accredited driving instructor since March 2016.  

I have a very calm and pragmatic approach to my teaching, tailoring and adapting each lesson to your individual needs and specific requirements or requests, ensuring you enjoy your lesson and finish with an overall sense of achievement in yourself.  

I really enjoy my work, getting to know my students, and sharing in their achievements and life goal of learning to drive and gaining their licence.

My aim is to equip my students with the skills, control and good driving habits which will set them up for a lifetime of safe driving.  I pride myself on my ability to help my students from all cultures, demographics and abilities to become safe drivers and gain their driving licence.

 

 

Mike Southey

Mike Southey

ACCREDITED KEYS 2 DRIVE INSTRUCTOR

I was a driving instructor for 6 years in the late 80's early 90's. This was put on hold once children arrived and then again when my family and I moved to China. We lived there for over 6 years teaching English, it was a great experience. When we returned, I also returned to driver training, updating my qualifications in 2011.
Now I've been back at it, I am still loving the work and always looking to become a better instructor. It’s always such a joy when students pass their driving test or when parents like your teaching techniques enough to ask you to teach their next child or switch from auto to manual. I have even taught 3 different learners from the one family.
I have always been interested in cars, driving and I do love a good chat and getting to know people. Once learners get in my vehicle, they feel comfortable and at ease with my calm, relaxed personality.
I've been married for 30 years and have two grown up daughters who are now married also.

 

 

Melanie Paku

Melanie Paku

I always try my best to help drivers become confident & safe behind the wheel.
I really, really, REALLY love being a driving instructor, it’s a privilege - helping to achieve a milestone and hopefully keeping you safe into the future.
If you don’t like music (*disclaimer heavy metal isn’t music but a middle aged woman singing off key IS) then I’m not for you.
I’ve been driving for 33 years, (you could get ur opens at 15 in the olden days) I have vast experience as a delivery driver throughout SEQ,  I know the traffic, and I look forward to showing you.

Lena Riddle

Lena Riddle

I have had an interest in safe, defensive driving since I first got my licence.  Had a couple of driving lessons with an awesome bloke and it made me think one day I might like to be a driving instructor.  Fast forward nearly 15 years, I have had many driving based jobs in that time that have seen me spend hours a day on the road.  This showed me that while there are many safe drivers on the road, there are also many unsafe drivers. So I thought hey, why not use my knowledge and my calm, chilled, easy going nature to help make the road a safer place, one driver at a time!

Jay EP

Jay EP

Good Day,

I’m Jay and I have been driving for more than 17 years. I’m friendly and calm, I’m positive I can help you become the best version of yourself as a safe and confident driver.

Let me introduce you to the world of driving independence and help you attain a wonderful sense of freedom.  Driving is a lifelong skill and an immense responsibility, and I am here to get the best out of you in a safe/calm learning environment.

Thank you,

Jay

 

 

Ghulam Rasool

Ghulam Rasool

Hi I'm Ghulam, I'm very much enjoying teaching people to drive and helping them achieve their driving goals. With a desire to meet the needs in our multicultural community in Brisbane, I speak many languages so lessons can be delivered in English, Urdu, HIndi, Arabic, Punjabi and Pashto.  Please book your lesson in and we'll get you started toward passing your driving test.  

Mase Faatoe

Mase Faatoe

I've been helping people learn how to drive for 7 years and find a great deal of pleasure sharing my experience with young people and adults alike. I bridge the age difference between my students very well and have successfully trained students from all backgrounds, experience levels and learning difficulties. I am looking forward to meeting you and cannot wait to work together to get you out and driving.

Stevie Wilkins

Stevie Wilkins

170cm tall, blue eyes, red hair, Taurus..  This Instructor is looking for goal oriented students trying to pass their licence.... PS Having a learners licence would be preferable! i

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

I have been a Driving Instructor for over 10 years in both QLD and NSW. 

I’m a calm Instructor who enjoys teaching and passing on essential life long skills to my students.

Shelley Beaton

Shelley Beaton

I am an accredited driving instructor with many year's experience. It is my pleasure to pass onto my students the knowledge and skills needed to be a safe and confident driver. I would like my students to enjoy their lessons and encourage them to ask any questions.   Shelley

 

Derrick Sillence

Derrick Sillence

Hi, My name is Derrick Sillence and I am passionate about helping our new generation of drivers obtain their licence.

I have spent hundreds of hours as a parent successfully guiding my own 4 children in obtaining their licences including my son who obtained his “P” as recently as Mar 2020,

I am a skilled and experienced facilitator and trainer in the private and public sector with zeal for helping people change their lives. I have over 20 years of training expertise utilizing advanced adult experiential learning techniques working with individuals one-on-one or with groups.

 

What others say

Derrick, who I have I had the pleasure of working with for the last 5 years has recently become a Driving Instructor. Having seen him exercise due care and unlimited patience in the training room on countless occasions, I can say without a doubt that anyone that takes driving lessons with Derrick is in very good hands.

If you or someone you know is looking for a very capable and caring Driving Instructor who is also very patient, reach out to Derrick Sillence. - Shrabean

Derrick, who is a good mate of mine has recently become a Driving Instructor. Having seen his work in a training room, I am sure you will not find a more patient person to teach you to drive.

So if you are looking for someone to teach you or perhaps your kids, get in contact with him. – Troy Q

Rowi Pillay

Rowi Pillay

Hi, my name is Roark (Rowi) and I’m a Brisbane based driving instructor. 

I have a passion for helping students reach their goal of getting their manual Driver’s Licence, regardless of their age or experience. No two students are the same, which is why I will always customise my lessons to suit your skills and ability. My calm and patient demeanour will assist all types of students, including those that are nervous or stressed about the process. 

I have 20 years driving experience which also includes extensive knowledge as a tactical and defensive driver within the Australian Army. I am able to use these skills to help you develop and form responsible and safe driving habits

Kerrie McDonald

Kerrie McDonald

ACCREDITED KEYS 2 DRIVE INSTRUCTOR

I have literally found my dream job! I absolutely love being a driver trainer. Each day provides me with an opportunity to pass on my 30 years of driving experience, in both manual and auto, to someone like you! Yay!

My aim is to train you in everything you need so that you become a competent and safe driver for the rest of your life. I will provide you with a safe, relaxed and fun environment that will help you grow your confidence and skills on the road.

I love to be creative in designing my lessons specifically for you to get the most out of every minute. No lesson will be the same! All lessons will be geared to help you form safe driving habits, as well as become p-test ready. We will progress at your pace, so don’t worry I will not freak you out by taking you straight out on the highway if it is your first time behind the wheel.

You also won’t just be taking the easy option all the time. Sometimes driving can be challenging so I like to provide you with opportunities to experience this while you’re with me before you experience it on your own. I believe if you can do the more challenging option then everything else becomes easy. We will give it a go together. I will encourage you to think deeper about what you are doing and take ownership of your driving and lessons, so that you don’t learn to rely on anyone but yourself.

You will also be practising useful everyday driving such as parking in your favourite shopping centre. As we travel around we will see some amazing views of the city, discover an alternate route home, and we might even drive by what I’ve affectionately called the ‘avocado’ house.

We don’t need any more crazies on the road. So let’s travel together toward being safe drivers for life.

 

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