First-rate driving instructor. Clearly very knowledgeable and experienced, while also friendly and patient. Prompt to respond, and flexible, when arranging lesson times. It was a pleasure learning to drive from Howard. I would most certainly recommend him to anyone.
Charlotte(Wednesday, December 27 17 02:19 pm GMT)
Will miss Howie incredibly! Howie is an absolutely amazing driving instructor, who tolerated my bad jokes, ridiculous sense of humour and had the patience to put up with my “blonde moments”! The amount of support and reassurance that I received from him really gave me the confidence to pass my test and I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor! Good luck in the New Year and I’ll hopefully see you around Ilkley!
Gaby K(Thursday, November 16 17 06:49 pm GMT)
Couldn't have asked for a better driving instructor! I never thought I'd pass first time but Howie was a great teacher with bags of patience! Enjoyed all of my lessons with him and would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn!
Thanks again Howie!
Milly(Wednesday, September 27 17 09:47 pm BST)
Fantastic instructor, very friendly and helpful. Everything was explained really well and the experience was really enjoyable whilst also being productive :)
Douglas Stuart(Wednesday, September 27 17 03:15 pm BST)
Howard has an impeccable knowledge of all aspects of driving. He has a calm, clear delivery of instructions and a slightly mischievous sense of humour. Thoroughly enjoyed all my lessons and passed first time. Would recommend to anyone regardless of prior experience.
Thanks Howard :)
James Inglesfield(Tuesday, September 19 17 03:09 pm BST)
Howard has been a calm and collected instructor from day one. He progresses you at an excellent rate whilst being very knowledgable about driving. I can't recommend him enough.
Luke D-J(Monday, June 26 17 06:52 pm BST)
Howard is an excellent instructor. He is calm, his instructions are clear, and he has a good sense of humour. Would recommend to anyone!
Ben(Monday, June 26 17 06:34 pm BST)
Howard is a great driving instructor. He is supportive, patient and gives you confidence. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Rosie Cowell(Wednesday, May 17 17 10:18 pm BST)
Passed first time and Howard helped with my nerves amazingly aswell as teaching me everything perfectly. A great instructor.
Howard made lessons fun and made me feel comfortable with him when driving, competitive prices aswell!! Would reccomend to anyone! Cheers Howard
Henry(Thursday, February 23 17 03:45 pm GMT)
Couldn't recommend someone more. Howard was a brilliant driving instructor from the basics all the way to the test. Lessons were not only informative but highly enjoyable and I cannot thank him enough for getting me through first time!
Matt(Tuesday, February 21 17 11:24 pm GMT)
Howard is a great instructor, he was always able to plan lessons around my work time. He made the lessons enjoyable and makes you feel relaxed whilst driving. He is a very good instructor and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn how to drive.
Onya(Monday, December 19 16 04:07 pm GMT)
First time pass! All thanks to Howard :) he is great has many way to teaching so if you find it hard he will show you another way till you get it, that's what I like... would defo tell my friends
Chris(Tuesday, December 06 16 12:16 pm GMT)
Would recommend Howard to anyone, was amazing with me worked around my work schedule, and literally enjoyed every minute thanks for everything howard and thanks for getting me passed first time!
Niamh Egars(Wednesday, October 26 16 12:14 pm BST)
Howard always had confindnce in my driving (even when I didn't!) and it was his patience and faith in me, as well as his clear instructions and friendly attitude, that taught me how to drive. Thank you for everything and helping me pass first time ! You're a star !
Callum(Monday, October 24 16 10:31 pm BST)
I enjoyed learning to drive with Howard, he was very patient and easy going and pleasure to learn to drive with. I would highly recommend.
Daniel(Friday, October 21 16 03:46 pm BST)
A really good teacher. Very good teaching methods, and he manages to adapt them based on the pupil. I passed first time thanks to his ability.
Alex Kyriakides(Tuesday, October 18 16 05:00 pm BST)
With Howard as my instructor I always felt relaxed and confident as a result of his calm and patient teaching. He is a very encouraging teacher and is always a good laugh. I highly recommend him.
Stu Lang(Tuesday, October 04 16 07:00 pm BST)
Howard is the best, a really friendly, calm and helpful instructor. Very patient and never gets flustered if you make a mistake. After having a year off driving for Uni, Howie made it so easy for me
to get back into the swing of things and ended up passing first time! Would really recommend his services.
Sophie Tran(Tuesday, September 20 16 04:42 pm BST)
I would really recommend Howie as a driving instructor - I was not a natural driver, and he always helped me to stay calm and was patient with me. I didn't dread any of my lessons, as he really took
the stress of of learning to drive. Thanks Howard!
Kieran Kurtalan(Wednesday, September 07 16 06:19 pm BST)
I highly recommend howard as a driving instructor passed first time really enjoyed learning with howard
J(Friday, September 02 16 10:03 am BST)
Howard is an easy going and friendly person, that I would consider a friend from learning to drive with him.
Coming away from passing my test I felt the lessons were a breeze. overall they were enjoyable each week, and learning to drive was in no ways daunting. it was enjoable.
Howard teaches all aspects of driving right through from when you first step in the car through to teaching and guiding you through the maneuvers and details needed to pass a test in depth in an easy
to understand and positive way. It was clear with each lesson, and built upon each week in an easy to do fashion.
Howard prepared me well for my test and is very flexible with teaching hours, he responds quickly to texts and calls and looks to accommodate each individuals needs, like myself in order to help
people learn to drive.
I cant thank Howard enough for the time he dedicated to me, and continued support week in week out when learning to pass my test. He is a friendly, caring and easy going guy that is works in a
professional capacity that I would recommend to anyone
Josh Butcher(Friday, July 22 16 01:00 pm BST)
I highly recommend Howard as a driving instructor he was composed even with me behind the wheel. I passed first time in a place I'd never been before and he deserves the credit for that as his advice
and positive relaxed approach to teaching made me feel both confident and relaxed whilst driving.
Matt Ellis(Wednesday, June 08 16 08:25 pm BST)
I highly recommend Howard as an instructor, not only is he cool calm and collected when you're driving, he teaches you everything you need to know. I passed first time, even as the most unlucky
student he's ever had.
Catherine McAteer(Wednesday, June 01 16 09:48 pm BST)
I would really recommend Howard as a driving instructor, if you made a mistake he never shouted or anything which was helpful! He is always super relaxed which obviously makes it easier for you and
you never dread any lessons! Much appreciated! Thanks Howard :)
Eddie Thomas(Friday, April 29 16 09:32 pm BST)
Howard is a great driving instructor and got a first time pass thanks to him. Starting off nervous Howard made me feel relaxed by being so patient and understanding when I needed to challenge myself
Highly recommend learning with Howard to anyone looking to start driving and so does my brother who also passed with Howie.
Thanks for everything!
Jonny Bailey(Wednesday, April 27 16 09:47 am BST)
Howard is without doubt the best person to learn how to drive with in Ilkley and the surrounding areas. He takes the stress of away from learning a new and very important skill with a relaxed,
enjoyable atmosphere through the lesson. I would always look forward to a lesson and he was always happy to listen to what you wanted to learn on upcoming lessons, as well as what he thought you
would need to learn. Just be warned, he wears some very unusual (and quite frankly rubbish) hats.
James McNulty(Thursday, April 14 16 08:16 am BST)
I'd highly recommend Howard, I passed first time and throughout all my lessons Howard was just as patient in my last lesson as he was in my first. He's experience and every lesson was comfortable,
effective and a good laugh. Thanks again Howard!
Aaron Fawell(Sunday, April 10 16 08:41 pm BST)
Howard is a man of unrivaled patience and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for an instructor that's relaxed, calm and has a great sense of humor. It's these aspects that make
you feel more comfortable, confident and eager to learn and I can safely say that he made the learning experience a very enjoyable one. Passed with 3 minors. If your looking for an instructor look no
further! Thanks again Howard.
Jess Goodison(Wednesday, January 13 16 06:28 pm GMT)
Passed first time with only 5 minors after over a year of driving with Howies Driving School,
Howard made me become such a confident driver and lessons were always relaxed and enjoyable which always put me at ease! If I did something wrong he was supportive and calm! I would recommend driving
with Howard to anyone he's been brilliant, what an excellent instructor :) Thanks Howie
Leah Millward(Tuesday, January 12 16 03:05 pm GMT)
Passed 2nd time after just over a year of learning to drive with Howard, I found it pretty hard to get the hang of at first but with Howard's excellent teaching we got there in the end! If you think
driving won't come so naturally to you, I recommend you choose to learn with Howard because of his laid back, yet very helpful approach. I took my time, but I'm glad I did because now I'm a confident
driver! Thanks Howard :)
Mark Crooks(Wednesday, January 06 16 10:37 pm GMT)
Howard is an excellent instructor. I always felt confident and safe during my lessons. He is easy to get on with which is good while driving as it makes you feel more relaxed. I would be more than
happy to recommend him to anyone who is learning to drive. Thanks Howard!
Ruth Taylor(Wednesday, January 06 16 05:40 pm GMT)
Passed first time! Howard was a great instructor, especially good at banishing any worries and anxieties I had about driving. I would recommend him to anyone, he made passing my test fun, easy and
Toby Cowell(Tuesday, December 01 15 09:50 pm GMT)
Howard is a great teacher. I always felt confident on the road with his guidance and learned quickly with his help. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive, or pass their test,
whilst having fun at the same time.
Harry Glover(Tuesday, September 15 15 12:49 am BST)
Howard is an exceptional teacher who made lessons fun and relaxed. A friendly and experienced instructor, like Howard, makes driving easy and for that I'm extremely grateful for all he has taught me,
Tim Ingham-Dempster(Monday, August 17 15 09:11 pm BST)
Howard's an excellent instructor. He was always relaxed and calm. He corrected my mistakes without ever making me feel bad about them. Would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to
Joe Parker(Thursday, July 09 15 12:23 pm BST)
Howard makes learning to drive very enjoyable and gave me a lot of confidence on the roads. I would recommend him to anyone considering learning to drive, very easy to get on with and a great
instructor. Thanks for everything
Jonathan Forward(Wednesday, June 17 15 05:59 pm BST)
I would like to say a with a huge thank you to Howard for taking me on board from me knowing nothing about driving to making me pass first time. He is a a top guy and a great driving instructor, i
would highly highly recommend him to anyone wanting to start driving in the local area. And don't forget to drop into Tivoli Cafe Bar on your travels.
Ryan Croft(Wednesday, June 03 15 06:25 pm BST)
Howie is a top class instructor with a calm and fun approach to learning. He pushed me to do better with my driving which massively contributed to my test. I would recommend him to any ability.
Ruby Bleazard(Friday, April 10 15 01:08 pm BST)
Would just like to say a huge thank you to Howard! He really is so patient and calm. After being told by other driving instructors I was unteachable, my confidence was so low that I never wanted to
get back in a car. Howard restored my confidence which led me to passing my test! Cannot thank him enough. Highly recommend him to any new driver.
Alex Dowlen(Friday, March 27 15 03:33 pm GMT)
Howard is an excellent driving instructor, and was always really calm and patient with me, which was very much appreciated! He made sure I was well prepared for my test, and helped me pass first
time. The lessons incorporated a wide variety of different environments which prepared me well and made me comfortable driving. Would highly recommend him! Thanks!
George Thomas(Thursday, January 29 15 10:54 pm GMT)
Howard is a great instructor and a very friendly guy who immediately helps you to feel relaxed when driving. His approach to lessons is fantastic and this helped me to pass my test first time. I
would recommend him to any learner driver! Thanks again.
Nick Day(Wednesday, January 28 15 04:09 pm GMT)
Howie is a top driving instructor and a great guy. Would recommend him to anyone wanting to start lessons!
Callum Morison Regan(Sunday, January 11 15 10:42 am GMT)
If you want to learn to drive, in Ilkley or near by and you want it done seriously with a bit of fun, look no further; Howie is your man. He has a great attitude and never gets frustrated. Simply a
fantastic driving instructor.
Jake(Monday, November 10 14 07:24 pm GMT)
Learning to drive with Howard was an enjoyable experience, he got me to a comfortable level in which i passed 1st time! I would recommend howard to any beginners out there wanting to learn...
Holly(Wednesday, September 03 14 10:18 am BST)
Howie is a fantastic instructor! He was brilliant at building my confidence and made me feel comfortable behind the wheel. I would recommend him to anyone learning to drive, no matter what standard.
Thanks Howie! :)
Thomas Mannall(Friday, May 30 14 05:28 pm BST)
Howard is a truly great driving instructor who kept relaxed du ring my time learning to drive with him, he never once got frustrated with me and I'd reccomend him to anyone learning to drive at any
Joe Hughes(Tuesday, May 27 14 08:21 pm BST)
Howard is a tremendous instructor who helped me build my confidence behind the wheel and who tailored my lessons to strengthen my weaknesses. His relaxed approach in lessons eased all fears I had for
driving and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn!
Otto Neugebauer(Sunday, January 26 14 08:03 pm GMT)
Howard is a great guy and a top quality driving instructor. He helped me feel totally comfortable behind the wheel with his relaxed, patient, and friendly attitude. Each lesson was a good laugh and
I'd highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks Howard :)
Cameron Tran(Tuesday, December 03 13 09:09 pm GMT)
Howie was both very professional and very friendly at the same time, leading me to pass my test in under 6 months with only a few minors on my test first time. I would recommend him to anyone
learning to drive, at any experience level.
Ben(Thursday, November 21 13 03:05 pm GMT)
Top instructor!!! Makes you feel confident and comfortable. Hes not to shabby with the banter and the lessons fly by. Passed on my first attempt. Would recomend Howie to any learner.
Ashleigh(Tuesday, October 29 13 08:00 pm GMT)
Howard's teaching style is brilliantly relaxed yet extremely effective. His friendly approach would put even the most nervous driver at ease. Howard structured my lessons around my individual needs
and helped me to comfortably pass my test on the first attempt. I would definitely recommend Howard to any learner driver!
Marianne(Sunday, October 27 13 03:24 pm GMT)
Howard was a really good and relaxed driving instructor, never making you feel stressed or nervous! Thank you Howard for all your help and getting me through my test so quickly!
Naomi(Friday, September 27 13 01:55 pm BST)
Howard has been a great driving instructor. I have enjoyed my lessons and would definitely recommend him. Thank you :)
Dom(Tuesday, September 10 13 06:39 pm BST)
Thanks Howard, you have been a brilliant driving instructor and have been fun to learn with, you were committed to ensuring I passed my test. I would recommend you to anyone! Thanks.
Chris Oddy(Thursday, September 05 13 06:08 pm BST)
Thanks Howard, your fun attitude and relaxed teaching style really took the pressure off learning to drive! I just hope another student doesn't drag you all the way to bradley again! Would recommend
you to everybody looking to learn.
Howard(Monday, June 17 13 06:48 pm BST)
Cheers Howie! you've been a great instructor, making learning to drive surprisingly fun even during my not so calm moments! I was perfectly prepared for the test and would recommend you to everyone.
Mark Oddy(Thursday, February 14 13 10:32 pm GMT)
Thanks Howard :D you've provided hours of excellent teaching and entertainment (and the bay park came in useful when i got asked to pull over on the left) :P looking forward to your help with the
Matthew(Friday, January 18 13 04:18 pm GMT)
The biggest legend of a driving instructor ever! Never once lost his cool with me, despite my appalling outbursts. Thank you for all you perseverance and commitment to ensuring I passed.
Dylan Comyn(Friday, January 04 13 02:57 pm GMT)
I would recommend Howard to any learner driver. His calm and reassuring approach would help the most nervous of all learners. I passed first time which I owe to Howard for his expert tuition and
Alfie Burns(Wednesday, August 29 12 04:06 pm BST)
My first driving lesson I have never felt so nervous! Howard just makes you feel so calm when you drive, plus I passed first time thanks to some great preparation from Howard. Thanks again mate.
Bradley Kelk(Friday, August 24 12 05:17 pm BST)
I can quite comfortably say this man puts other driving instructors to shame, great instructor, easy to get along with, prepares you mentally for both tests without pushing you too hard! :) Passed
1st time on both tests because of this man, hope everything goes well for you Howard and cheers once again! :D
Emma Saxton(Saturday, July 21 12 11:15 am BST)
A really good driving instructor!! I had a great time learning to drive!! he is a really friendly and happy guy and i passed first time!!!
Emma Stockburn(Wednesday, July 18 12 07:47 pm BST)
After having a bad experience with a previous instructor i was nervous about starting to drive again; howard made me feel completely relaxed from the start and regained my confidence in driving, he
made learing to drive a fun and easy task, and guided me to pass first time! Would recommend him to anyone - was very patient and professional and an absolute pleasure to drive with. Thanks Howard!
Hannah Escritt(Sunday, July 08 12 07:31 pm BST)
A fantastic driving instructor, Howard taught me everything from start to finish really well so I passed both theory and practial tests first time. He was reassuring and encouraging and is a really
friendly guy, making the experience enjoyable. I would recommend him to anyone.
Abigail Kerr(Saturday, July 07 12 12:03 pm BST)
Learning to drive with Howard was a positive experience and I really enjoyed it. With his encouragement and feedback I am now a confident driver.
Sammie Diggle(Wednesday, May 30 12 09:26 am BST)
Howard was a fantastic driving instructor. I passed first time all thanks to him. He prepared me 100% in my practical and theory and helped keep me calm and confident as I started off a very nervous
driver. I was really happy with the whole experience and I would definately recommend Howard.