Brooklyn, New York

In Depth Stick Shift Lessons

Satisfaction Guaranteed, Teaching Stick for Over 12 Years

Take the Worry Out of Used Car Purchasing

Saving our clients hundreds off the asking price

Learn to drive manual with a RHD JDM car

We will teach you how to drive RHD & can help you import one

Professional Stick Shift Lessons
For all Levels
Pre Purchase Inspection
Painless Used Car Purchasing
Right Hand Drive Cars
Driving & Purchasing

One on one lessons focusing on hands on learning. NYC best stick shift school.

Check Out What Our Students are Saying About the Lessons!


Kelsey Odom
Kelsey Odom
April 28, 2024.
My first lesson at Drive Stick Shift was a very positive experience, so I’ll be back! I entered the lesson with basically no knowledge, but Anton was easygoing, patient, and very kind to deflect some of the blame of my performance on my rote automatic driving habits. He gave very clear instructions, and he incorporated a combination of learning styles (verbal explanations, illustrations, videos to look at later, the Socratic method, letting you just drive the dang thing), so a kinesthetic learner like me was relieved. I presume everyone hits milestones at different rates, but by the end of my 2-hour lesson, I understood the basic mechanics of what I was doing under the hood; I wasn’t afraid of stalls; I had some safety precautions in my back pocket; and I was starting, stopping, making turns, and changing gears all around Manhattan Beach. When I told my coworker about the lesson, she asked me: “How was it? Do you think you could drive a manual in an emergency situation?” And my answer was a resounding: “Yes!”
Ajith Sukumar
Ajith Sukumar
April 15, 2024.
Excellent 2-hour lesson. Eases you into learning. Great theoretical overview paired with methodical practical lesson. Never felt unsafe. Planning on booking a follow up!
Tidal Crafts
Tidal Crafts
April 14, 2024.
Anton is a great instructor! I love that the sign up process is so straightforward. He explains the fundamentals very well. He’s also very calm and collected which makes him easy to learn from. If you’re learning manual for the very first time, definitely sign up for the 2 hour class!
February 19, 2024.
Great experience, concepts explained well, will be going back for more lessons.
Magic Geek
Magic Geek
January 29, 2024.
Did a 3 hour lesson and was very pleased. Instructor knows what he is doing.
Daynell Kennely
Daynell Kennely
January 21, 2024.
Very detailed instructions, very insightful. Deeply helps with understanding what your doing and why. Definitely would recommend to anyone learning to drive a manual transmission.
Leland Pfefferbaum
Leland Pfefferbaum
January 18, 2024.
Drove with Anton for 3 hours, we chatted a lot about the mechanical theory and some of the physics involved, he's clearly very knowledgeable about cars in general, and fairly enthusiastic about teaching others. I was driving decently after the first lesson, not going on any highways yet, but will definitely be going back.
Oliver Anderson
Oliver Anderson
January 6, 2024.
A clear and deeply knowledgeable teacher. Would recommend.
December 25, 2023.
Anton deserves the 5 star rating. He's patient, thorough, and attentive. He clearly knows what he's talking about and what you need to do to get up to speed (literally). Highly recommend if you want to learn to drive a manual.
Josh Axelrad
Josh Axelrad
December 12, 2023.
Anton is amazing! He masterfully plans the lessons to flow smoothly but ensure you learn everything you need to know. He quickly adapts to your learning style and is extremely patient and gives just the right amount of feedback to fix any errors you make. He’s also fun to be around and is great to chat with about any car questions you might have!

Why Learn Stick Shift?

  • Traveling Internationally

    Renting a manual abroad is easier and significantly cheaper

    Schedule Here
  • Buying Your Dream Car

    Have a manual-drive dream car in mind that you are looking to purchase? Our one-on-one lessons ensure you know how to confidently operate your dream vehicle.

    Schedule Here
  • Employment Requirement

    Getting a job with UPS, as a valet or CDL-A driver? Learn to drive a stick shift the right way and land the job.

    Schedule Here


One Hour Lesson

Great for Motorcycle Riders

Previous Experience Recommended

One on One Lessons

Covers Essentials of Stick Shift Driving

Car, Gas, PPE, Instruction included

Plenty of Parking Available



Two Hour Lesson

Best for First Timers

Covers All/Most of Stick Shift Driving Techniques

One on One Lesson

Includes Mechanical Theory, Hands On Practice

Car, Gas, PPE, Instruction included

Plenty of Parking Available


Three Hour Lesson

Good Options for Two Person Class

Covers All Stick Shift Driving Techniques

Low Level Traffic Driving Available

One on One (extra person +$20

Car, Gas, PPE, Instruction included

Plenty of Parking Available

We Also Offer

Used Vehicle Purchase Assistance

We will help find a car, inspect the car, and transport the car for you

Online Defensive Driving Course

Take points off your license, and discount on your insurance, all from the comfort of your home

Stick Shift Lessons

Offering introductory and advanced level lessons, we can teach you everything you need ot know

Maintenance Education

We can teach you how to do maintenance work on your car, to avoid getting ripped off at a dealership or shop

Subscribe to our newsletter

    Recent Articles

    Why Manuals are More Reliable Than Automatics (Still)!!!!

            We heard this mantra plenty back in the good old days, “Manuals are more reliable, get better gas mileage, need less maintenance. . . etc”. Though in modern times we see article after article about “Why Manuals are Dying” or “Another Nail in the Coffin of Manuals” and plenty more of […]

    Traveling Internationally? Driving Stick Shift Can you Save you $100’s or even $1000’s!

          Looking to escape on a well-deserved vacation? Let’s talk about how you can save 50% or more on your car rental cost. We think you know where this article is heading, the largely overlooked hack that the title of this article is talking about is renting a manual when you travel versus […]

    Ready to Start Working on Your New Car? What You’ll Need While Keeping it Affordable!

    Got your first car?!? Ready to take it for long or short drives, maybe ready to take it to a Car and Coffee or to Lime Rock Race Track. Let’s say you got yourself and 2004’ WRX, or a 1997’ TJ, or a 2008’ MS3, iconic and always in trend, and 13-25 years old. Though […]

    © All rights reserved - Drive Stick Shift