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About Our Pittsburgh Driving Lessons

We are the largest driving school in the Pittsburgh area, having taught thousands of students. Our vehicles are checked regularly, instructors have regular background checks, and the quality of education is top-notch. Founded by a Pittsburgh mom, we make no compromises when it comes to safety on the road.

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I have always had a passion for driving. As a young child, I can remember wanting to learn how to drive anything and everything. I was mostly intrigued by motorcycles, sports cars, and boats. You name it and I have driven it.

A few years ago, I was asked by a friend to teach her daughter to drive. My friend was to scared to teach her daughter. I realized that day I wanted to teach people to learn how to drive. I started my Pittsburgh driving school with one car and have since grown to seven. Each day there are different challenges, but they are worth every minute of running my own business.

I love when I see my students mastering the techniques of driving!

  • Pennsylvania Approved Instructor (through the Department of Education)
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • Charter Buses
  • Gateway & Penn Hills School District
  • Coach & Limousine companies
  • Former Easy Method driving instructor

Territory Serviced:

Allegheny County and surrounding areas. Pittsburgh, Plum, Monroeville, ShadySide, Oakland, Squirrel Hill, North Huntingdon, Eastern Suburbs, McKeesport, North Hills, South Hills…

Office #: 412-580-0027
Cell #: 412-580-3997

Our Instructors

You can read more about the history of our driving school here, but read on if you would like to meet our excellent team.

Our Pittsburgh “driving coaches” and instructors are kind, patient, courteous, and experienced.

Pittsburgh Driving Lessons

Cindy Cohen

Owner, President, Instructor

  • Licensed and Approved by the Department of Education
  • Behind the Wheel Instruction
  • Retired from 25 year family Business
  • 12+ years experience Professional Driving
  • Currently hold all PA Driver License Endorsements in Excellent Standing
  • Taught at Temple David for 10 years
  • Member of National Notary Association

Volunteer Work:

  • President Of Womens’ Organization for 2 years
  • Volunteer Fire and Children’s Schools
  • PTA volunteer Plum Borough School District
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Fred Galati

Director and Expert Instructor (25 Years)

Started behind the wheel training with Easy Method Driving School. Fred has 30+ years teaching in many Pittsburgh Public and Private Schools. Licensed and Approved by the Department of Education. A proud father of a daughter and a proud grandfather of two grandchildren. Life long resident of the Pittsburgh Area.

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Ron Taylor

Driver Safety Examiner

My name is Ron Taylor. I am retired from the Pa Department of Transportation in Pittsburgh. I have over 30 years’ experience. My credentials are as followed:

  • Drivers Safety examiner
  • Driver’s license examiner
  • Supervisor at DMV
  • Licensed by the Pa Department of Education Driving Instructor
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Susie Feldman

Expert Instructor

She is the successful owner of Transcription PRN for the past 25 years, has always had the desire to be a teacher. She has volunteered as a tutor in elementary, middle, and high schools for the past 20 years. Being a breast cancer survivor for the past 19 years, Susie is passionate about helping others. She has volunteered for the Race for the Cure, been a Red Cross Volunteer at Magee Women’s Hospital, has served on PTO boards, booster organizations, and community outreach organizations. Susie is now a Pennsylvania Approved Instructor through the PA Dept. of Education.

Territories Serviced: Monroeville, Penn Trafford, Harrison City, Delmont, Export, Murrysville, Irwin

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Lenny Plotkin

Expert Instructor

Lenny has lived in Pittsburgh the vast majority of his life. He is a long time owner of Nu Life Cleaners in Squirrel Hill, he figured that since he had been a back seat driver all of his life, why not get paid for it. Indeed, he went through all of his prerequisites, in order to obtain his instructors license and now he is a proud member of our team.

His experience behind the counter and his years of coaching baseball and basketball make him a natural. Our students have found him to be helpful at relieving stress, precise in describing how to drive safely and properly, an thorough in his preparing students for the driving test. Not to mention, almost every student will get at least one or two light moments in the car that will allow the lesson to proceed without the student being on edge. Enjoy your learning experience with Lenny, as he will with you. Oh, and get your driver’s license, while you are at it!

Territories Serviced:

Squirrel Hill, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Penn Hills, Edgewood, Churchill, Swissvale, Verona, Oakmont, Aspinwall, Fox Chapel, East Liberty, Wilkinsburg, Homewood, Forest Hills, Wilkins Twp.

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Glen Yake

Expert Instructor

Glen is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a background in accounting. He has been accident free for nearly 50 years. During his career he has successfully trained hundreds of CLD drivers.

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Audrey Celmo-Kelly

Expert Instructor

Audrey was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and now calls Collier Township her home, where she lives with her husband, two children and their furry dependent, Sidney.

A graduate of Carlow College (University), Audrey spent over 25 years working in the graphic design industry, mainly as a Print Production Manager. After a layoff in 2002, Audrey continued to work freelance while raising her family and being a caregiver for her ill mother. During this time, she attended a fused glass class, bought her own kiln and began attending shows and selling her work. After working from home for serveral years, she spent a lot of time looking for a flexible opportunity to supplement her finances and her sanity!

When attending a gathering one weekend, a friend introduced Audrey to Cindy Cohen after she drove up in her easily recognizable, cobalt blue car with bright pink lettering! During a friendly conversation, the chatting turned into a discussion about becoming a student instructor. The position was a perfect fit for Audrey’s schedule and she began the training program immediately. She now enjoys a regular position with Cindy Cohen and enjoys the new adventure of every day. “I enjoy meeting all of my students and helping them achieve their driving goals. I rarely came home from working in corporate America feeling like I made a difference to anything except the bottom line. Now, I can see the difference I make with every student, every day. I find the position rewarding and a great way to help others.”

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Frederick Fenner

Expert Instructor

“Freddie”, as we call him, has been a professional driver in the Pittsburgh area for over twelve years including nearly a decade as a taxi driver and two years with FedEx–where he regularly trained new drivers. In his time as a cab driver Freddie had over 40,000 fares without an accident or a complaint. In that time he encountered every possible kind of road condition and driving hazard, and learned from each one. Now, as a licensed instructor, Freddie’s goal is to pass that knowledge on to his students.

Many new drivers are nervous and hesitant, but this can be overcome by exercising awareness and anticipation. These are key principles to skilled driving, and Freddie makes this central to each lesson.

Freddie loves to teach his students the valuable skill of driving. In his time off he drives for a ride-share and enjoys playing music. He lives in Manchester in Pittsburgh’s North Side with his wife Amanda and daughter Amelia.

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Clayton

Expert Instructor

Hi, My name is Clayton. I have lived in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh most of my life. I joined Cindy Cohen School of Driving because of the outstanding reputation of Her qualifications and also the extensive knowledge and patience of Her instructors. We have a fantastic group of instructors and are always pleased to teach students who are eager to “get behind the wheel”.

My Hobbies include: fishing, riding my motorcycle, and being n the environment of the outdoors.

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Tim Keegan

Expert Instructor

Tim moved back to his hometown Pittsburgh some years ago from Los Angeles,CA, where he was self employed for over twenty years in a commercial service business utilizing vans and trucks. He previously managed a high value fine art handling business for four years in L.A., where he supervised the driving program, which required the drivers to maintain critical driving skills and accident avoidance to protect the artwork, which was often fragile. Tim really loves his job, loves teaching driving skills to his students and believes that relaxation combined with diligent awareness helps the student to achieve competent driving skills with great enjoyment. Tim employs much effort to help new drivers reduce their nervousness and anxiety quickly, while devoting the lesson time to tried and true methods of instruction. Tim previously worked for Rogers Driving School.

Steve Rine

Expert Instructor

Steve was a Certified Penndot 3rd party testing examiner through Pittsburgh Job Corps and has a CDL class B license. Steve is also a Pennsylvania Certified Teacher in Driver and Safety Education. He is also a Member of PA Association for Safety Education and a Member of the PA DUI Association. Steve enjoys working with youth and young adults and is known for his great sense of humor. He also has experience with internationl student drivers and has taught drivers of various skills levels how to improve their driving in all winter driving conditions. You can expect an easy going and calm experience with Steve!

Territories Serviced:

East End, Morningside, Highland Park, Oakland, Lawrenceville, North Hills, Wilkensburg, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Friendship, East Liberty, Shaler, Fox Chapel, Sharpsburg, Millvale, Etna, Glenshaw

Ronnie Morrison

Expert Instructor

Ronnie is recently married and a father of two beautiful kids! He also worked for a national youth organization for over 30 years. A NASCAR fan (Dale Earnhardt Sr. #3), Ronnie also enjoys reading, bowling, and baking. He can also entertain you with card tricks, origami, and brain teasers.