Instructors at Metro Driving School

Brian Farrar

Brian Farrar

KEYS2DRIVE ACCREDITED INSTRUCTOR

I’ve been a driving instructor for over 3 years and was previously in the transport and logistics industry for 20 years. 

I've driven all types of vehicles including trucks and forklifts and have also training people how to drive forklifts.

My passion is for teaching students to become the best and safest drivers as possible and I enjoy getting to know what makes them tick and relating their strengths to their driving skills .

One of my recent students said "This has been a great experience, practicing and ultimately achieving an open license. Brian is a very experienced and kind instructor. His tips about safe driving were really helpful. This was a perfect value for money experience with Metro."  Ashish K

I operate in Brisbane's south side:

Alexandra Hills, Balmoral, Belmont, Birkdale, Bulimba, Burbank, Camp Hill, Cannon Hill, Capalaba, Carina, Carindale, Chandler, Cleveland, Coorparoo, East, Brisbane, Greenslopes, Hawthorne, Hemmant, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Kangaroo Point, Lota, MacGregor, MacKenzie, Manly, Manly West, Mansfield, Morningside, Mt Cotton, Murarrie, Norman Park, Ormiston, Ransome, Stones Corner, Thornlands, Tingalpa, Wakerley, West End, Wishart, Woolloongabba, Wynnum, Wynnum West.

Timothy Boast

Timothy Boast

KEYS2DRIVE ACCREDITED INSTRUCTOR


Just a little bit about myself.  I’ve been driving both manual and automatic vehicles for over 30 years plus have ridden  motorcycles.  I thoroughly enjoy driving and the freedom it brings. With my experience of riding motorcycles, it’s made me very aware of my surroundings and what hazards to look out for.

With all the skills I have learned over the many years of driving, I now look forward to assisting the many new drivers of today. I anticipate to teach my new drivers (you) appropriate and safe vehicle operation, hazard recognition and perception development, safe driving behaviour instruction, defensive driving techniques, observation and scanning techniques, developing deeper thinking and lastly logical reasoning. All while instilling good driving habits and behaviours, so that you (my new driving student) are test ready on the day and are fully confident in obtaining your driving license.

Rest assured that you will feel very comfortable under my instruction. I am patient, caring and friendly and will always do my utmost to put you at ease behind the wheel.

So, I look forward to meeting you and teaching you the skills you need to be that safe driver on our roads.  

Drive safe! & Be prepared!

Harold Van De Wiel

Harold Van De Wiel

I’ve been a driver trainer for 17 years, and enjoy the teaching role. Being a very patient person, I provide a calm learning environment for my students. I also enjoy making lessons interesting for my students.
I believe that patient; experienced driving instructors offer a better and more comfortable learning experience for learner drivers. Most drivers develop bad habits over the years. So it’s better that learner drivers are trained by driver trainers in correct practices instead of bad habits from normal drivers.

Harold operates in north Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast:

Albany Creek, Albion, Alderley, Arana Hills, Ascot, Ashgrove, Aspley, Bald Hills, Banyo, Bardon, Boondall, Bowen Hills, Bracken Ridge, Bray Park, Brendale, Bridgeman Downs, Brisbane City, Carseldine, Cashmere, Chermside, Clayfield, Eagle Farm, Eatons Hill, Enoggera, Everton Hills, Everton Park, Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills, Fitzgibbon, Fortitude Valley, Gaythorne, Geebung, Gordon Park, Grange, Griffin, Hamilton, Hendra, Herston, Joyner, Kedron, Kelvin Grove, Keperra, Lawnton, Lutwyche, McDowall, Milton, Mitchelton, New Farm, Newmarket, Newstead, Northgate, Nudgee, Nundah, Paddington, Petrie, Petrie Terrace, Pinkenba, Red Hill, Spring Hill, Stafford, Strathpine, Taigum, Teneriffe, Toombul, Virginia, Warner, Wavell Heights, Wilston, Windsor, Wooloowin, Zillmere.

Stephen Pizzuti

Stephen Pizzuti

I have been a driving instructor for three years now and have taught more than a thousand students how to control a car, how to be safe on the road, and how to pass their practical driving test (surprisingly not all the same thing!) My lessons are fun and productive, and all skill levels are catered for. My students have ranged in age from 16 to 77!

I focus on three characteristics that define a safe driver:

  1. Developing total physical control of the car
  2. Situational awareness
  3. Understanding ‘who goes first’ – knowing who and when to give way

I’ve found that all the things that you do on the road are a combination of these three things. Everything from a reverse park, to merging on a motorway. I would love to be your instructor! My hours are from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM and include weekends. I teach mainly on Brisbane’s Southside, from the City to Logan and out to Wynnum, in an Automatic Vehicle.

My service areas:

Acacia Ridge, Algester, Annerley, Archerfield, Balmoral, Beerinba, Belmont, Browns Plains, Bulimba, Burbank, Calamvale, Camp Hill, Cannon Hill, Capalaba, Carina, Carindale, Chandler, Chelmer, Coopers Plains, Coorparoo, Daisy Hill, Doolandella, Durack, Dutton Park, East Brisbane, Eight Mile Plains, Fairfield, Greenslopes, Hawthorne, Hemmant, Highgate Hill, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Kangaroo Point, Kingston, Kuraby, Logan, Loganlea, Logan Central, Lota, MacGregor, MacKenzie, Mansfield, Moorooka, Mt Gravatt, Murarrie, Norman Park, Parkinson, Robertson, Rochedale, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, Seven Hills, Sherwood, Slacks Creek, South Brisbane, Springwood, Stones Corner, Stretton, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tarragindi, Tennyson, Tingalpa, Underwood, Upper Mt Gravatt, West End, Wishart, Woolloongabba, Woodridge, Wynnum, Wynnum West, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga.

Baljit Singh

Baljit Singh

 

Hi, I’m Baljit Singh and have been happily married for 21 years. I have two daughters (19 and 17) and a 15-year-old son.

I currently work with Metro driving school as a professional driving instructor, having 25 years of safe and clean driving experience. I am a qualified driving instructor with a Cert. IV in Transport and Logistics and hold a Blue Card for working with young individuals. I am also a member of the Recreational Aviation Australia and hold a Recreational Pilot Licence.

I have the ability to fluently speak Clear English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. I have been in the transport industry for over 25 years, from driving Road Trains and having experience driving interstate including SA, WA, QLD, VIC and NSW.

My hobbies include cricket and occasionally flying small planes.

I am known to be patient, calm and friendly and will ensure to teach young drivers how to drive safely and understand the importance of road safety. 

Alan Yates

Alan Yates

I have been a driving instructor for more than 15 years, I first came into this industry because I wanted to help people with what I know best.

I have had a high success rate with my students and I have been able to build a good rapport with them and their parents. I really enjoy being in this field and being able to instruct people on their way to becoming safe and confident drivers.

My service areas:

Acacia Ridge, Algester, Annerley, Archerfield, Balmoral, Belmont, Bulimba, Calamvale, Camp Hill, Cannon Hill, Carina, Carindale, Chandler, Coopers Plains, Coorparoo, Dutton Park, East Brisbane, Eight Mile Plains, Fairfield, Greenslopes, Hawthorne, Hemmant, Highgate Hill, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Kangaroo Point, Kuraby, MacGregor, MacKenzie, Mansfield, Moorooka, Morningside, Mt Gravatt, Norman Park, Robertson, Rochedale, Runcorn, Salisbury, Seven Hills, Springwood, Stones Corner, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tarragindi, Tennyson, Tingalpa, Underwood, Upper Mt Gravatt, West End, Wishart, Woolloongabba, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga.

Sunny Kant

Sunny Kant

KEYS 2 DRIVE ACCREDITED INSTRUCTOR

 

Graduated from Watto Driver Training with Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport)

I have been in the Transport and Logistics for the last 25 years and my passion is for teaching students about road safety and safety of others on the road with full compliance to the rules of the Department of transport.
I am very professional and my rewards is success and safety of my students.
I design my lessons to suit individual students and drill in the importance of basics matching with safety skills which produces a high success rate.
One of my students Rita has commented that Sunny you were born for this job.

 

Sunny's service areas:

Albany Creek, Alderley, Arana Hills, Ascot, Ashgrove, Aspley, Auchenflower, Bald Hills, Bardon, Carseldine, Chermside, Clayfield, Eatons Hill, Enoggera, Everton Hills, Everton Park, Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills, Fig Tree Pocket, Fitzgibbon, Geebung, Hendra, Herston, Indooroopilly, Kedron, Kelvin Grove, Kenmore, Keperra, McDowall, Milton, Mitchelton, New Farm, Newmarket, Paddington, Stafford, Taringa, The Gap, Toowong, Upper Kedron, Wavell Heights, Wooloowin, Zillmere.

Herman Garbers

Herman Garbers

KEYS2DRIVE ACCREDITED INSTRUCTOR

I have been a driving instructor for many years. I enjoy teaching driving because I love when students get the hang of the clutch and changing gears. I also enjoy teaching driving as there is nothing better than when one of your students passes their test and gains their freedom.

Having a young family myself I also hope to instil some road safety into my student so that they can enjoy many years of motoring pleasure. Finally coming from being a chef, a career as a driving instructor gives me the opportunity to spend time with my family which I love.

My service areas:

Albany Creek, Albion, Ascot, Aspley, Bald Hills, Banyo, Boondall, Bracken Ridge, Bray Park, Brendale, Bridgeman Downs, Brighton, Burpengary, Caboolture, Carseldine, Cashmere, Chermside, Clayfield, Clontarf, Dakabin, Deagon, Deception Bay, Eagle Farm, Eatons Hill, Everton Hills, Everton Park, Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills, Fitzgibbon, Gaythorne, Geebung, Gordon Park, Grange, Griffin, Hamilton, Hendra, Joyner, Kallangur, Kelvin Grove, Keperra, Kippa Ring, Lawnton, Lutwyche, Mango Hill, Margate, McDowall, Mitchelton, Morayfield, Murrumba Downs, Narangba, New Farm, Newmarket, Northgate, Nudgee, Nundah, Petrie, Pinkenba, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Sandgate, Scarborough, Shorncliffe, Stafford, Strathpine, Taigum, Toombul, Virginia, Warner, Wavell Heights, Woody Point, Wooloowin, Zillmere.

Colin Leung

Colin Leung

Hello, I’m Colin Leung. I’m happily married to Anny, have a daughter and a baby son. 
I am a qualified driving instructor with a Cert. IV in Transport and Logistics teaching Manual.  At the same time, I hold the Blue Card which allows me to be working with children.  
Having the ability to communicate in Clear well spoken English, Cantonese and Mandarin allows me to teach a variety of students from different countries.  
I was previously working overseas at CBRE Limited and Savills Project Consultancy Limited involving in Facility Management and Building Services.  I had my university life here at The University of Queensland and graduated in Mechanical Engineering.  The reason I took Mechanical Engineering simply because I love cars.

Apart from the working life, I love photography. I very much enjoy the time with my family, travelling around and taking photos. I love to try new foods, sharing ideas when having meals with friends during weekends.  Through this, we always have a thankful and happy moment which let us have the energy to start a new week.

I am a very friendly and reliable person. I love driving cars so much and hope to pass my knowledge, techniques and experience to people around.   I have many years of safe and clean driving record.  All age groups are welcomed.

Nichole Brady

Nichole Brady

 

Hi, my name is Nichole and I’m a qualified driving instructor, teaching Automatic and hold a current
Blue Card (Working with Children).
I have a true passion for teaching and helping people of all ages and I love sharing my knowledge, a
helping hand and leaving a positive impact.


I'm well known for being friendly, reliable, easy going and understanding, and have experience in
supporting/teaching people with fears and anxieties and have a genuine desire to help others find
success and achieve their goals.


With good communication skills I will deliver clear and easy to understand instruction and tailor my
teaching to the individual in order to develop and achieve the best results for you.
As a driving instructor I aim to teach safety, defensive techniques, hazard perception and vehicle
control to build confidence in handling any obstacle faced now and in the future.
I look forward to teaching you and sharing your excitement when achieving your goals.

Kevin Lait

Kevin Lait

Hi, I’m Kevin.


I have been driving for over 35 years and have been a
professional driver for 15 years. I have licences for all
types of vehicles from a forklift licence up to and
including a Heavy rigid truck.

I have a twenty-year-old son who is on the spectrum
and have successfully taught him to drive an automatic
vehicle. This has helped me understand the importance
of every student being an individual with their own
learning styles and capabilities.
I also have a sixteen-year-old daughter with a hearing
impairment who has just recently attained her
learners’ licence and I am in the process of teaching
her to drive as well.


I have a calm and caring demeanour and enjoy the
challenges of teaching new learners how to drive safely
and with confidence.

Mandar Hinge

Mandar Hinge

Hello, I am Mandarr Hinge, happily married for 16 years and have one son. I am accredited to teach Automatic cars. I have excellent safety driving record for more than 20 years without any incident. 

 

I have experience of teaching driving to students ranging from ages between 17 to 70 years. I feel age is not the limiting factor to learn driving when you have a strong desire. I have helped many overseas experienced drivers in getting their license here.

I believe in planning lessons to suit the requirements of each individual learner as students have different needs and different levels of experience.

I have often been complimented to be a calm and patient trainer.

 I am passionate about teaching and driving safely. I hope to pass on the knowledge to my students to make them safer and responsible drivers.

Along with English, I speak Hindi and Marathi. I look forward to meeting you in near future.  

 

 

Shirley Bekker

Shirley Bekker

KEYS2DRIVE ACCREDITED INSTRUCTOR

I am originally from Johannesburg, South Africa and have been living in Australia for the last 11
years. I am married with two children and of course my two fur babies complete our family.

I am fully bilingual in English and Afrikaans. I speak both languages daily and I can teach in both
languages. So, if there are any fellow Afrikaans speakers looking for an English-Afrikaans driving
instructor, I would love to teach you.

I have over 20 years of customer service experience incorporating my wealth of knowledge to
provide a professional but caring approach to my students.

I have a remarkably high success rate with students. My aim is to provide quality service while
teaching all types of students to become safer and confident drivers for life. I love being a driving
instructor and I believe it is because of this and my dedication to helping others that has led me to
successfully help many students of all ages obtain their P’s.

No matter how old you are, learning to drive for the first time can be very stressful. However, my
warm and calming personality creates a comfortable environment for my students. I am very patient
and understanding which always puts my students’ nerves at ease. This allows them to concentrate
on what matters, to actually have a positive driving experience, and look forward to our next lesson
together.
If you’re interested in having a positive learning experience with an approachable teacher then
please do not hesitate to book a lesson with me today.

Kirsty Lindner

Kirsty Lindner

Kirsty brings a wide range of life experiences to her driving career, her main focus is safety which comes from being a Flight Attendant with Qantas for 20 years.  

Kirsty  is highly motivated to ensure students get the most out of every lesson.  Kirsty creates continuity between lessons by using structured lesson plans to ensure students achieve a high level of driving competency, road awareness and safe skills for life.

She has empathy and relates well to all ages as she is also a mother. She is fun, happy and brings a positive can do attitude.

Bernadette Douglas

Bernadette Douglas

My name is Bernadette and I am an addict... A driving addict.  

I love driving and I love teaching people of all ages to drive, not only safely, but confidently.  

I choose to teach in a manual and my aim is to alleviate any fear of it being too hard.  Anyone can do it.  It is a great accomplishment and a skill for life. 

My training began by teaching over 400 hours of driving as a parent, so I know first hand how stressful it can feel.  Although not fun to start with, I gained a great insight into the development of the teenage brain in relation to understanding instructions, making decisions and performing complex manoeuvres.  With this understanding I have developed the ability to confidently teach while remaining patient, calm and stress free.  Ideal conditions for a student… of any age.

 

I look forward to taking the stress out of your driving experience and turning it into confidence. 

MANUAL - Driving Test Overflow Vehicle

MANUAL - Driving Test Overflow Vehicle

MANUAL Training Vehicle available for overflow Driving Tests.

For booking enquiries, please call 1300 42 12 42.

 

This vehicle, if available, is for students who have a short notice driving test and all instructors are unavailable.

Please note, if you have a regular driving instructor who appears to be booked at the date and time of your driving test please call the office on 1300 42 12 42 and we'll do our utmost to shuffle lessons to accomodate your test with your regular instructor. 

If this can't be achieved, we may be able to offer you the Overflow Driving Test Vehicle as a last resort. 

AUTO - Driving Test Overflow Vehicle

AUTO - Driving Test Overflow Vehicle

AUTO Training Vehicle available for overflow Driving Tests.

For booking enquiries, please call 1300 42 12 42.

 

This vehicle, if available, is for students who have a short notice driving test and all instructors are unavailable.

Please note, if you have a regular driving instructor who appears to be booked at the date and time of your driving test please call the office on 1300 42 12 42 and we'll do our utmost to shuffle lessons to accomodate your test with your regular instructor. 

If this can't be achieved, we may be able to offer you the Overflow Driving Test Vehicle as a last resort. 

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