About Our Monroeville, PA Driving Lessons

We are the largest driving school in the Monroeville, Pennsylvania 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 Monroeville mom, we make no compromises when it comes to safety on the road.

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Pittsburgh Driving Lessons Cindy Cohen School of Driving provides in-the-car driving lessons in Monroeville to teenagers, adults, and international drivers. We are located in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Our instructors have more than 30 years of combined experience. We have expert instructors both male and female who are patient, courteous and professional. All of our instructors have PA clearances and are all periodically drug tested.

All of our Instructors and vehicles are registered/licensed through the PA Department of Education. Our Instructors have their clearances which include Child Abuse, FBI Fingerprints, Driver’s Abstract Background Check (Clean Driving Record), Drug Tested periodically and Criminal Background Clearance.

Cindy Cohen School of Driving is the only driving school in Pittsburgh that equips each vehicle with dual brake and gas pedals. Our vehicles are inspected by a licensed mechanic once a month.

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

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.


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

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


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.


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.


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.”


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.



Expert Instructor

Hi, My name is Clayton. I have lived in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh most of my life. I joined the 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.