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Testimonials

Read Testimonials from Past Students and Parents of Easy Street Driving School

Passed on the first try!

Working with Easy Street Driving School was simple to coordinate and the instruction gave Ally confidence and experience. She passed her driving test on the first try!
~ Amy R.

Thanks to Jonathan for being my instructor!

The experience was excellent. I didn't feel like I was being tested or judged by a teacher, but instead was driving with a tutor who knew how to remain calm and keep the atmosphere casual. I never had to worry about getting my dates mixed because they would always send me an email beforehand. Easy Street Driving School was great to me and I appreciate everything they did for me. Special Thanks to Jonathan for being my instructor.
~Michael V.

The instructors are very patient and kind!

Easy street driving school offered me a wonderful way to practice and improve my driving skills. It was because of them that I was confident enough to want to continue to drive, as well as take the driving test. The instructors are very patient and kind, and know how to help a driver who is a bit nervous to get over their nerves and focus on becoming a better driver. I am very grateful for their instruction; they offered great tips which truly did improve my driving abilities. Thank you Easy Street for making me a better and much more confident and comfortable driver!
~Delour H.

I highly recommend Easy street driving school!

I highly recommend Easy street driving school. The behind the wheel class that my son Bryan took according to him was relaxing and informative. The driving instructors (Jonathan & Ryan) were professional, relax and gave helpful hints during his driving lesson. Bryan passed his DMV driving test on the first try, with 4 (minor errors) and DMV examiner wrote "Good job". Thank you to the office personnel for the support and good customer service provided.
~Firmo de Mesa

Drivers were easy going but very helpful!

My daughter Cassy loved her experience with Easy Street Driving School! The drivers were easy going but very helpful in the information they gave her. She looked forward to each lesson and has been a cautious driver with their help! Thank you Easy Street!
~Alice Winkle-Hagel

Mel boosted his confidence from 0% to 100%!

I would also like to recommend Easy Street Driving school. One of my students had a bad experience with a bad driving tester at the DMV, and had to re-take the behind the wheel test. My student took the pre-driving lesson with Mel Duncan, and Mel boosted his confidence from 0% to 100%, and then he knew exactly what he needed to do to pass the test. He passed with flying colors.
~Janet P.

Really professional, Comprehensive, Relaxed … and Fun!

Andrew had a great experience with Easy Street Driving School. We had used another drivers ed program for my older child, and the difference was night and day. The instructors were great - really professional, comprehensive, relaxed … and fun! I'm happy to say that Andrew passed his driving test on the first try, with only 2 (very minor) errors and a written comment from the examiner that said "Nice drive!" We've already recommended Easy Street Driving School to several friends, and will continue to do so. Thank you!
~Daphne T.

I would enthusiastically recommend Easy Street Driving School!

"I would enthusiastically recommend Easy Street Driving School for beginning drivers. I went from not knowing anything about driving to passing my driving test at the DMV after just 12 lessons with Mel and Jonathan, and this was with no car of my own to practice with outside of those scheduled lessons! Both instructors were extremely professional and reliable, and they were always a joy to deal with. If you live in the Santa Barbara area and are interested in driving lessons, they are well worth your consideration." Best regards.
~R.W.

Thank you a million!

I just want to share the good news with you that I have successfully passed the behind-the-wheel driving test today. I started learning driving from Jonathan early this February. After 6 hours driving practices, I learned a lot from Jonathan and I did more practicing with my wife's help. Then I joined an refreshing session in March and attended the 'behind-the-wheel' driving test today. Jonathon is so nice and patient through the two months journey helping me learning driving and corrected tons of my driving mistakes and issues. Without his help, I can't pass the 'behind-the-wheel' driving test today. Thank you a million!
~Haojie Ding

Thank You Easy Street Driving School!!

Thank you Easy Street driving school! I took four lessons with Jonathan and one lesson with Mel. They both rock! They were very patient in explaining every question I asked. And I love their humor, which made the lessons more fun. I learned a LOT of very helpful driving tips from Jonathan. I took the DMV test in Jonathan's car. Jonathan's jokes made me have fun taking the test, although I was trembling from the beginning to the end… Now as I drive by myself, sometimes when come across some situations, things I learned from the lessons would come up to me. It's helpful forever. Taking driving lessons is definitely a great way to learn it systematically and comprehensively. Say thank you to Jonathan and Mel! They are great teachers!
~Ya Luo

...explained/demonstrated as many times as needed to get material down.

I just wanted to recognize Jonathan my instructor. I learned so much from him in three lessons and he was a great instructor all around. He was very professional and explained/demonstrated as many times as needed to get material down. I will recommended Easy Street and Jonathan to anyone I know that will benefit.
Thank you

~Angie E.

Your company is awesome. Bless you

Hi Renee and Mel,

You two are the best. I am convinced that my son now wants to drive because of Mel's positive attitude. Before he was quite content with his Dad Chofour driving him everywhere. Now he has his license and wants to drive! You guys really worked to accommodate our schedule and I appreciate that also. I am so glad I met you guys while you still had some availability. Your company is awesome. Bless you,

~Bill

Easy to schedule, incredibly nice instructor, and fantastic teaching methods!

Easy to schedule, incredibly nice instructor, and fantastic teaching methods! We used another company we paid at first and had two lessons and did not have a positive experience and then switched to Easy Street and Mel was fantastic and huge improvement over the other company! Will definitely be using them for our younger daughter.

~Claire P.

From the first phone call to the last driving test, you were all a pleasure to work with.

Easy Street was such an amazing experience for my son. His instructor, Mel, was highly skilled, patient, kind, and friendly. He was extremely courteous and professional. I've already referred several people to Easy Street... I can name a few... Jordan S., Nathan L... I am happy to say that AJ did pass his driving test with flying colors. He was ready and was trained and prepared by Mel. Thank you Easy Street. From the first phone call to the last driving test, you were all a pleasure to work with.
~Catherine R.

After putting off getting my license for 6 years I am happy to finally have gotten it at 22

Your driving school really helped me get my license: I only took one lesson but that was enough to improve both my confidence behind the wheel and my driving skills. I was still very nervous every time I got behind the wheel when I took my lesson but the instructor was understanding and helped me feel at ease and by the end of the lesson I was a lot more comfortable and confident when driving. I was also able to pass my driving test with flying colors and I attribute most of that to having gone through the practice driving test with the Easy Street Driving School instructor and knowing what to expect from the test and leaving the lesson with a list of areas I could improve on as a driver. After putting off getting my license for 6 years I am happy to finally have gotten it at 22, thank you Easy Street Driving School!
~Anonymous

Easy Street was the best!

Easy Street was the best! Nico passed on his first try, and has not stopped driving since. Easy Street was a great company to work with; so accommodating with schedule changes, and extremely efficient. The instructors were all great, and made the whole process so easy!
~Tracey and Nico

I could see my daughter's confidence and ability increase with every lesson...

We were very pleased with Easy Street Driving School. I could see my daughter's confidence and ability increase with every lesson and she always came back sharing good tips with me (gotta love those backseat drivers)! I have already recommended your company to a couple of other parents and will continue to do so. She passed the driver's test on her first try!

~ Laura H

My instructor was awesome...

I just wanted to say that I had a great experience. My instructor was awesome, very polished and patient and always on time, he was pretty encouraging and positive, which helped a lot because I am pretty insecure. His name is Jonathan Rojas by the way. You guys are awesome, thank you!

~ Andrea H

Thank you Easy Street for giving my son the confidence of being a safe and sensible driver!

We've had great experience with Easy Street. They were very accommodating since the beginning. Although my son had already taken one lesson with another company Easy Street fit us within their schedule and prorated the payment. My son Theo started with Jonathan and he liked him right way. Jonathan was very encouraging and positive. The last lesson was with a different instructor but just as good and uplifting. Thank you Easy Street for giving my son the confidence of being a safe and sensible driver! We will definitely recommend you to friends!

~ Svelta V

We had a really good experience.

The office staff was very friendly,helpful and accommodating and the driving teachers were patient and gave excellent instruction. We refer all future drivers to your wonderful business. Thank you!

~ Alyson

I only missed 2 points off on my test!

All your instructors were really helpful and I only missed 2 points off on my test! Thanks so much!

Our Driving Lesson Packages

Easy Street is committed to making the process of learning to drive as "Easy" as possible. That's why we offer you ONLINE SCHEDULING where you can complete an short registration process and schedule your lessons in a matter of minutes!

I'm Near...

$120

2 Hours BTW Santa Barbara

  • 2 hours for Behind The Wheel Sessions

$345

6 Hours BTW Santa Barbara

  • 6 hours for Behind The Wheel Sessions

$565

10 Hours BTW Santa Barbara

  • 10 hours for Behind The Wheel Sessions

$1,100

20 Hours BTW Santa Barbara

  • 20 hours for Behind The Wheel Sessions

$150

DMV Driving Test Santa Barbara

  • 2 hours for DMV BTW Test Sessions

$135

DMV Drive Test Refresher Santa Barbara

  • 2 hours for Behind The Wheel Sessions

$125

DMV Driving Test Ventura

  • 2 hours for DMV BTW Test Sessions

$110

DMV Drive Test Refresher Ventura

  • 2 hours for Behind The Wheel Sessions

$95

2 Hours BTW Ventura

  • 2 hours for Behind The Wheel Sessions

$275

6 Hours BTW Ventura

  • 6 hours for Behind The Wheel Sessions

$450

10 Hours BTW Ventura

  • 10 hours for Behind The Wheel Sessions

$875

20 Hours BTW Ventura

  • 20 hours for Behind The Wheel Sessions

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What Students Say About Us

Easy Street Driving School receives praise in so many ways, from letters, to phone calls after a student passes their DMV test and on social media. These words from our customers are one of the reasons we stay in business and why we enjoy teaching so much!