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

Remove Points From Your Driving Record

Complete Defensive Driving Course Online, Save $250-$500 on Your Insurance

Professional Stick Shift Lessons
For all Levels
Pre Purchase Inspection
Painless Used Car Purchasing
Online Classes
Defensive Driving

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

Check Out What Our Students are Saying About the Lessons!

Liya R
Liya R
June 6, 2022.
Great instructor, very patient and knowledgeable. Truly recommend this school 👍🏼
nick pilato
nick pilato
June 5, 2022.
Anton is a great teacher! I really enjoyed my lessons and feel confident that I have gained a strong foundation of manual driving while having fun! Would recommend to anyone who wants to learn drive stick.
Scott Derenthal
Scott Derenthal
June 5, 2022.
Anton was a great instructor. He was really patient and knowledgeable and really took the time to teach us what was going on and the why it was happening. Would definitely come back for a more advanced lesson and for more practice.
Amar Jehs
Amar Jehs
June 3, 2022.
Anton is an amazing teacher, and a fun guy to learn driving from! I never drove stick before and after a 2 hour lesson felt comfortable in the neighborhood city streets. Patient and diligent instructions. Highly recommend!
Spencer Flash
Spencer Flash
May 31, 2022.
Great way to learn a crucial skill. Staff is knowledgeable, supportive, and helpful.
Julie Rega
Julie Rega
May 29, 2022.
I can’t imagine a better way to learn this skill or a better person to teach it to you. My friend and I were quite nervous because it can feel very intimidating at first, but Anton is so patient and such a master you don’t need to worry about your own ability or lack there of. The class is structured perfectly and his knowledge about cars and how everything works mechanically is beyond impressive. He provides an explanation for everything he teaches you so you can understand the bigger picture of what’s happening inside the car. Taking this course gave me an appreciation of cars and driving that you just don’t get from driving an automatic. Being able to travel abroad and not be beholden to renting the one automatic car they have that’s 3 times the price of the manuals is truly a gift 🙏
Gladwin Sato
Gladwin Sato
April 26, 2022.
I highly recommend, instructions were very clear and I gained a better understanding as to not just how to drive a manual but a better understanding as to why and how a manual car works. It helps not just to know what to do but why you do it in the first place. I definitely feel more confident and comfortable in driving a manual car after my lesson.
Susan Vera Moran
Susan Vera Moran
April 23, 2022.
I’d had one previous lesson with another instructor (different company) and it couldn’t hold a candle to my experience today. Anton was wonderful!! He patiently explained not only the “what” but the “why” which puts all the pieces together. I had a blast and immediately booked another lesson. I learned all the basics and am very comfortable but practice is progress and I want to have a strong command of the process. Highly recommend DriveStickShift.Today!!!
Brendan Mahoney
Brendan Mahoney
April 7, 2022.
I am so glad I found Drive Stick Shift, and highly recommend it to anyone interested, even if you don't own a car. The experience was everything I was looking for (and more). This is 100% because of Anton's patient manner, strong methodology, and considered approach. I plan to schedule sessions for family so they can also learn the right way. I walked away far more confident about my ability to drive a stick shift car. I particularly appreciated the focus on the theory and engineering behind manual transmission. Anton got me excited about driving in a way I haven't felt since I got my drivers licenses at 16. I now realize how much of the driving experience I was missing without having that connection to the car that stick shift creates. Highly, highly recommend.

Why Learn Stick Shift?

  • Traveling Internationally

    Renting a manual abroad is easier and significantly cheaper

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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

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