Cindy Cohen Owner/President:

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 too scared to teach her daughter. After training her daughter to drive, I realized, I wanted to teach people how to become safe and responsible drivers. I started my company with one car and had grown to a fleet. Each day there are different challenges, but they are worth every minute of it.
I love when I see my students mastering the techniques of driving.

Some of Cindy’s credentials include:

  • Pennsylvania Approved Instructor (through the Department of Education)
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • Charter Buses
  • Coach & Limousine companies
  • Part of a team of experts with KDKA, Taking the Ford Driving Skill
  • Works closely with Occupational Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Current volunteer at many schools in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas

Territory Serviced:

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

Cindy Cohen School of Driving

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

Fred Galati

Fred Galati, “Driver’s Ed Fred”, has taught hundreds of students in the Pittsburgh area. Fred has over twenty five years of teaching experience. He loves teaching behind the wheel training instruction. Fred was formerly an Easy Method Driving School director for 20 years. Fred teaches at local schools drivers education. This classes are non-credit courses. At the end of each course his students receive a completion certificate from the Department of Education in Pennsylvania, the certificates can be used for a discount from your insurance company. He has worked with local police departments and large transportation companies to help them stay safe on the road. His passion is truly teaching students how to drive safely. Fred is my (Cindy Cohen) mentor. He has taught me and all of the instructors in my company how to teach behind the wheel driving lessons. He has an ongoing program that he teaches monthly to our instructors. He keeps us up to date on the newest law and procedures.
Fred is the most knowledgeable driving coach instructor
Pittsburgh Pa. His demeanor while teaching is calm.
Fred is originally from Carrick Pa. He attended Carrick High School. Also, he resides in Carrick currently. Fred has one daughter and two grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his grandkids. His hobbies include, buying and selling merchandise from the internet. Fred attends local flea markets in Pittsburgh to find items to sell and refurbish. He enjoys being a disc jockey on his time off. Fred has also recorded records albums.

  • 20 years servicing Driver’s Education in the Pittsburgh area
  • Former director of a local Driving School
  • Instructor Management including scheduling and training, classroom training, and curriculum development.

Territory Serviced:

  • Pittsburgh, Carrick, Regent Square, Baldwin, West Mifflin, Homestead, Duquesne, Carnegie, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Bethel Park, Braddock

Susie Feldman

Susie Feldman, 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

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 instructor’s 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.

Ron Taylor

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:

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

Glen Yake

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 CDL drivers.

Audrey Celmo-Kelly

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 several 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

“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.”

Tim Keegan

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

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 international 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

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.

William Keilur

Bill is recently retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PDOT), where he was an examiner for 25 years. He is passionate about driver safety and keeping Pittsburgh roads clear of drivers with bad habits!

Rusty Schipani

Awesome Office Administrator