April (Manual) Seymour

April (Manual) Seymour

Qld Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, RYDA presenter

Teaching Areas: Sunshine Coast

Teaching Experience: more than 15 years

Transmission: Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Suzuki Swift

Recognition: Instructor of the week

April has been teaching students to drive for 15 years in manual transmission. She is highly sought after by local residents due to her empathy and care for young people who maybe feeling very nervous about learning to drive and her technical skill in teaching.

April uses a structured lesson plan, so the learning to drive process has continuity and over the period of driving lessons on the Sunshine Coast the individual achieves the highest level of competency and importantly life long safe driving habits.

April has a broad roster so that she is available for lessons when it best suits learner drivers still attending high school.

Barry (Manual) Spencer

Barry (Manual) Spencer

Qld Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, RYDA presenter, Corporate driver trainer, 4WD trainer

Teaching Areas: Caboolture

Teaching Experience: more than 5 years

Transmission: Automatic, Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai / Lancer

Recognition: Instructor of the week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy (Manual) Jones

Andy (Manual) Jones

South Roster!

Qld Driver Trainer, RYDA presenter, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas:  Sunshine Coast

Teaching Experience: up to 2 years

Transmission: Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Mazda 2  Manual

Andy is one of our newest team members and has a passion for the industry and passing on his extensive experience. His customers love his thoughtful approach, calm nature ability to explain new ideas in simple steps.

Tyler (Auto) Gluyas

Tyler (Auto) Gluyas

Teaching Areas: Brisbane South

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai i30

Tyler's method of teaching is a calm and friendly approach. Wanting to not only teach you how to drive "for the test" but how to drive safely for life is something he strives for. He works with types of drivers ranging from someone completely new to driving but also students who just want a brush up on their skills.

Tyler's passion outside of work involves sports and travelling, he is an avid Liverpool FC fan and plays whenever he gets the chance.

Book today with Tyler.

Jacob (Manual) Saly

Jacob (Manual) Saly

Qld Driver Trainer

Teaching Areas: Brisbane City, Brisbane North, Caboolture

Teaching Experience: up to 2 years

Transmission: Manual

Urmila (Auto) Karan

Urmila (Auto) Karan

Qld Driver Trainer and Keys 2 Drive Accredited.

Teaching Areas: Brisbane North

Teaching Experience: up to 2 years

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Toyota Yaris

As a newly trained Driving Instructor Urmila joins the Coastwide team with a passion for teaching and road safety. Urmila lives on the north side and is looking forward to teaching you how to drive. Urmila has flexible work hours to suit your needs and a focus on delivering excellent results.

 

Robert (Manual) Biggs

Robert (Manual) Biggs

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Sue (Auto) Ottaway

Sue (Auto) Ottaway

Qld Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, RYDA presenter

Teaching Areas: Sunshine Coast

Teaching Experience: more than 5 years

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Toyota Yaris

Sue has 16 years of experience as an Instructor and has also spent time as an Instructor/Assessor in Adelaide. She initially decided to become an instructor after teaching a friend to drive and enjoying the experience.

So far, Sue has delivered approximately over 20,000 driving lessons.

Sue hopes to contribute to our community by creating drivers that are competent with both the skills and knowledge as well as incorporating defensive driving to improve their awareness on the road.

If you are looking for an instructor that has years of experience and is both passionate and patient, then Sue is the right instructor for you.

Sue's long-term goals are to continue teaching and promote safe driving skills and road awareness.

Ben (Auto) Selfe

Ben (Auto) Selfe

Qld Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, RYDA presenter

Teaching Areas: Sunshine Coast

Teaching Experience: more than 10 years

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle:  Toyota Corolla Hybrid 

Students find Ben very easy to get along with, being closer to their age group than their parents are. Ben bridges the age difference between his students very well.

Leon (Auto) Hughes

Leon (Auto) Hughes

Leon Hughes

Qld Driver Trainer

Teaching Area:  Redland City

Teaching Experience: 3 years

Transmission: Automatic

Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai Accent Sport 2019

 

A little insight into me….

As a long term resident of Redland City area and 10 years working as a Professional Heavy Vehicle driver and company trainer, I am very experienced in the safe operation of motor vehicles of all sizes.  Licenced for over 30 years for Cars, Bikes and Trucks and with a clean traffic history, road safety is at the forefront of all my teaching.

 

So why did I become a Driver Instructor?

After being a professional driver and trainer for many years, I now use my vast experience to teach new drivers how to operate a vehicle safely and defensively for life.  My calm approach to teaching ensures my students are relaxed and have a fun time learning important life skills.

I don’t teach students how to pass a licence test…. I do teach students how to drive safely and that ensures they are well equipped to pass their test confidently. 

 

When I am not training new drivers...

I like to relax with my 4WD on a beach in SE Queensland.

Rob (Auto) Warren

Rob (Auto) Warren

Qld Driver Trainer, Licensed Driving Instructor - NSW

Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas: Brisbane Northside 

Teaching Experience: 2 to 5 years

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Golf Auto (European style indicators)

Rob is an experienced member of our team who has recently returned to Brisbane after being in NSW. Rob has a professional approach to his training and enjoys working with his students to achieve their driving goals. He also has a European style vehicle which may suit your needs if you have this style of car (Left hand indicator control) on your home vehicle. It is also great experience for those who don't have this type of vehicle at home.

 

Andrew (Auto) Holdom

Andrew (Auto) Holdom

Qld Driver Trainer, Licensed Driving Instructor - NSW, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, RYDA presenter, Trainer and Assessor

Teaching Areas: Sunshine Coast

Teaching Experience: 2 to 5 years

Transmission: Automatic

Usual Lesson Vehicle: White Mazda 2

Andrew has a passion for safe driving, and became a Driving Instructor in Sydney in January 2016, and updated this qualification in September 2018.

Being a Physiotherapist for 30 years, I've seen a lot of injuries caused by inadequate care and attention on our roads. While living in the UK, completed an Advanced Driver Course and has been a Member of Institute of Advanced Motorists (Roadsmart) for over 15 years.

Working on Sydney's busy North Shore area, I became Keys 2 Drive accredited and qualified to be a NSW Safer Drivers Course Module 1 (Classroom) Facilitator and Module 2 (on road) Coach.

I became a Trainer and Assessor in late 2016, and started training new Driving Instructors / Accredited Driver Trainers for PVET Institute, a Registered Training Organisation in NSW and Queensland.

I relocated to Sunshine Coast in September 2018 and looks forward to providing guidance, support and experience to new drivers.

Christos (Auto) Mourtzakis

Christos (Auto) Mourtzakis

Christos has been working as a driving instructor for about six years.

He is an easy going guy with a can do attitude.

Michelle (Manual) Armfield

Michelle (Manual) Armfield

Michelle is an enthusiastic driving instructor with over 20 years of customer service experience.

 

After taking on the role of a full time stay at home mum Michelle studied and trained as a driving instructor. This provides a flexible work life balance around school and parenting. This balance fosters an enjoyable one on one environment that benefits the students progress.

 

Michelle loves teaching our new drivers and enjoys watching students progress in both skill level and confidence.

 

“I want to teach safe driving habits and to respect everyone on the road.

I am a friendly, patient flexible and nurturing instructor who will work with you to achieve your goals.” 

Thank you Michelle.

Murray (Manual) Readshaw

Murray (Manual) Readshaw

Qld Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, RYDA presenter

Teaching Areas: Brisbane West, Brisbane South

Teaching Experience: 2 to 5 years

Transmission: Automatic, Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai i20

Awards: Instructor of the week

Murray is an experienced adult trainer with extensive experience in the aviation industry and driver training. He qualified as a QLD Driving Instructor and accredited with Keys2Drive. He assists Rightway Driving School trainee instructors during their Certificate IV course. Murray has also worked with driver-training for Police Citizens Youth Club. He is also a RYDA presenter in Qld.

Murray is passionate about good safe driving, and imparts a calm and patient learning environment for students. Murray has an understanding of vehicle mechanics and road craft for Car Control, including positioning / speed / gears / acceleration.

He is a Commercial Pilot and qualified flying instructor, with 25 years experience in transport and aviation.

Murray keenly follows Formula1 and rugby union, and enjoys music, art and live theatre.

Barry (Auto) Spencer

Barry (Auto) Spencer

Qld Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, RYDA presenter, Corporate driver trainer, 4WD trainer

Teaching Areas: Caboolture

Teaching Experience: more than 5 years

Transmission: Automatic, Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai / Lancer

Recognition: Instructor of the week

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walter (Manual) CURRIE

Walter (Manual) CURRIE

I am Scots born, Kiwi raised, living in Oz. Family oriented with a love of sports and a good sense of humour.

I spent 28 years as a cop in New Zealand, 10 of those years in traffic.  I have seen the best and the worst of driving behaviours and their outcomes.

I love driving, and I love teaching others to drive, safely and correctly, through teaching individual students, as well as the group programs of Ryda and Defensive Driving I am involved in through the school.

 

Peter (manual) Hannah

Peter (manual) Hannah

Qld Driver Trainer, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor, RYDA presenter

Teaching Areas: Sunshine Coast

Teaching Experience: more than 5 years

Transmission: Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai i30

Recognition: Instructor of the week

Peter is our team leader for the Sunshine Coast. He is a very experienced trainer and well known and regarded in the Sunshine Coast region.

"Been a Driver Trainer since 2003.... Years of K2D. Was teaching son how to drive and I enjoyed his lessons so much that I figured I could do that - I would enjoy doing that!

Love Manual, auto is boring, I am passionate about teaching students how to actually use a clutch...Ryda for years...Love what I do!

Motoring enthusiast. Raced Minis, MG's years ago and still enjoy a nice Mercedes on weekends.

Easy going, user friendly person with a lot of experience in my area, a lot of my lessons are from referrals from satisfied and appreciative students and families.

I want to help as many people achieve as great a level of safe/experience as an early driver as I possibly can."

Allister (Manual) Mclaren

Allister (Manual) Mclaren

Allister has recently joined Coastwide. With experience in the industry, a patient approach and a relaxed teaching style you can't go wrong.

Covering all suburbs Brisbane CBD, and Brisbane North and also Keys2Drive accredited.

Allister has a real passion for teaching manual, and feels that it is a valuable skill to have even if you only ever drive automatic cars.

Allister is dedicated to helping his students become the safest driver they can be.

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Patrick (auto) BUCKLEY

Patrick (auto) BUCKLEY

Patrick was born in Brisbane and has lived here his whole life.

What do you love about your being a driver trainer?

"I really enjoy being a Driver Trainer because I get to meet many people and pass along my 26 years of experience. It’s a great feeling when someone passes the licence test but I feel far more satisfaction knowing they will be a safe and defensive driver far into the future.

Outside of training...

Patrick is interested in cars and motorbikes, computers and games, occasionally a fishing trip and travel.

 

Patrick is Keys 2 Drive accredited.

Andy (Manual) Jones

Andy (Manual) Jones

North Roster!

Qld Driver Trainer, RYDA presenter, Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor

Teaching Areas:  Sunshine Coast

Teaching Experience: up to 2 years

Transmission: Manual

Usual Lesson Vehicle: Mazda 2  Manual

Andy is one of our newest team members and has a passion for the industry and passing on his extensive experience. His customers love his thoughtful approach, calm nature ability to explain new ideas in simple steps.

Mike (Auto) EDWARDS

Mike (Auto) EDWARDS

With a long career background operating in a high risk, heavily regulated environment, Mike has a natural passion for safety. Mike is a true road safety advocate who wants to see all drivers, young and old, consistently enjoy a safe driving experience.

Mike’s warm, friendly, and inclusive approach to driver safety coaching incorporates more than 7 years of experience in delivering driver education. Mike keeps up to date with  research-based, best-practice driver safety coaching and assessment techniques to ensure that all of his students develop the capacity to actively manage both the journey and the associated risk factors (attitude and behaviours), irrespective of their driving experience.

Mike’s patient natural ability to change his teaching methods and communication style ensures a supportive learning environment for each student.

Mike has a passion for working with people who, for whatever reason, may find the whole driving experience a little overwhelming or who may require additional support along the learning journey. It is really important to Mike that his driving lessons are fun and engaging for all students, whilst not diluting the safety aspect.

In his spare time Mike is a bit of a 4WD enthusiast, liking nothing more than getting out off the beaten track with his family and friends.

Mike is a nationally accredited driver trainer delivering advanced driver safety programs and assessments to a wide range of clients. Mike is a Keys2Drive accredited instructor.

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