Our reputation and success rate is really important to us, here are a few recent comments from our customer feedback. Also take a look at our Hall of Fame - our star students who passed their driving test without any faults, according to the DSA there is only a 4000 to 1 chance of this!
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"Keith, thank you so much for the driving lessons. You’re a great instructor and stuck with me so I could pass my test. As a driver for many years in the US I wrongly assumed that I could drive. What I discovered is that I can drive but I can’t pass my driving test! You were willing to take me on and provide lessons using my own car (automatic transmission) and It’s tough to find an instructor that’s willing to do that. Thanks to you I’m a much safer driver and independent once again.
17/07/19 Anna Jundi, Welshpool
"Very please to have passed my test, your teaching was very helpful after working with a different instructor for 2 years and getting know where I know I had a lot to do but your methods and techniques were helpful and easy to pick up. being able to pass less than a year after starting with you should prove that on its own.
Thank you so much I'll miss our chats
15/3/19 Katie Sinclair
"Hey Keith ,hope your all good !!
Just want thank you for helping me pass my test in time before I leave for New Zealand !
Enjoyed the lessons really patient thank you again
6/12/2018 Harry Barratt Vaynor Newtown. Well done bit close but we did it 1st time all best Kb Asm
Hi Keith I managed to pass today!
Thank you for the last 8 months you,ve brought me a hell of a long way , I,ll make sure I recommend you
18/10/2018 Jack Wilson, Kerry. Well done Jack good pass worked hard. Kb Asm
"I'm so happy thank you so much for everything and for helping me stick with it.
3/10/2018 Cath Amy, Newtown. Well Cath. You stuck with it well done Kb Asm
"Huge thank you to Keith my driving instructor for all your kindness ,encouragement which gave me confidence to carry on learning to drive .....
And now I,ve passed
Hugely grateful to you.thank you again
26/9/2018 Owain wright, Berriew. You did very well good pass. Kb Asm
"Had several lessons with Keith was very good and helpful in learning to drive I wasn’t the most natural driver ,Keith was patient and encouraging which resulted in passing with 0 minors
07/09/2018 Declan jones, Llandinam. Very well done you beat it in the end clean sheet Kb Asm
"I really appreciate the time and effort you put into helping me learn to drive. It’s been a great experience. Enjoyed every minute, made me feel relaxed and calm and made easy to learn. Would highly recommend you to anyone.
Thank you so much.
21/8/2018 Chris Bevan, Sarn. Well done Chris Kb Asm
"I recently moved back to the UK after living in the USA since 1991 where i held a license. I chose to take my test initially without taking any lessons or knowing what to expect - what a mistake I had no idea and of course didn’t pass! I found Keith and took about 10 lessons and what a fantastic experience. He is so friendly, encouraging, patient, calm and fun. I learnt so much from him and then of course passed first time without any problem. I learnt and took my test in my own car - I had messaged so many others in the area that either wouldn’t do it or never returned my emails or calls. Keith contacted me immediately and worked with my extensive travel schedule to fit me in. I would highly recommend him to anyone, he’s is a true Pro!!!!!
14/08/2018 Clive Stevens, Leighton. Well done Steve you deserved it Kb Asm
"Hi Keith I am more than pleased with the result .i couldn't ask for a better instructor"
8/8/2018 Liam Evans Bettws. Good 1 st time passIn 12 hours well done Kfb asm.
Would like to say a huge thank you for getting through my test in a short 11 lessons With no faults /no minors Highly recommend great car to drive and a very patient instructor thank you very much"
15/5/2018 Dan Rowland s llanbrynmair. Well done Dan you can't really beat that 1st time with clean sheet Kb Asm
"Thanks for all your help Keith. Well recommended"
21/03/18 Bethan Roberts. Kerry. Very good 1st time pass Kb asm
"Cheers for all you have done and helped me through the struggle of passing My driving test Would 100% recommend you to my mates
Joshua Clifton abermule. Well done Josh you worked hard Kfb asm
"I just wanted to thank you for everything with my driving even though it's been tough ,but passing 1st time was an absolute dream !
So thank you so much for believing in me and helping so much it's been a pleasure learning to drive
Jaya Whittingham Montgomery. Very good 1st time pass well deserved Kfb asm
"Great instructor, taught me everything I needed to know for my test and for driving once I'd passed. Built my confidence on the road, wouldn't have passed without him. Definitely recommend as he is an excellent instructor. Thanks for all your help Keith see you on the road! - Sara
27/04/17 Sara Davies. Caersws Well deserved you worked very hard for that k b. Asm
"Hi keith! Thank you so much for all the time and hard work you put into my driving, making my pass today possible!! I appreciate it so much. Its been really great learning to drive with you and im really going to miss driving the mini!!
"I passed my test first time thanks to Keith. He is such a patient, calm and funny instructor. Always willing to go the extra mile for his students. 5* - would recommend to anyone!"
Thanks so much again keith! Take care! X.
13/04/17 Rosie Long. Oswestry. Many thanks Rosie good 1 st time pass
"Absolutely fantastic instrusctor always calm and also cheap lessons
Passed 1st time
04/04/17 Danny Ratcliff Vaynor Newtown. Well done Danny ,good 1st time pass 15 hours k b
"Thank you very much for all of your help. It has been a pleasure to be taught by you.
03/04/17 Jonty lynes. Newtown. Well done jonty very good test k b asm
"Thank you very much for being my driving instructor for my lessons.
I really enjoyed learning to drive and most of all i am very apprciative for your great instruction on how to drive properly.
This meant i was able to pass my test in only 16 lessons which i was very pleased with. Great instructor who i would thoroughly recommend.Tyler"
27/03/17 Tyler Simpson. Newtown Well done Tyler very good result 1st time pass k b
"Massive thank you to Keith for helping me pass my test! I couldn't have had a better or calmer instructor to build my confidence and tackle my nerves of getting behind the wheel. Keith is an absolute star and an excellent teacher - thorough, friendly, patient, reassuring throughout everything and a good laugh. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. Thank you for everything and I'll see you on the road!!"
13/03/17 Tash Martin Mochdre Newtown
"Thank you for your truly outstanding driving tuition, you are so professional, courteous throughout, polite and most important you believed in me. With your positive encouragement has helped me pass you gave me the confidence, I will have no doubt in highly recommending you. I can't thank you enough"
09/03/17 Keiron Walker Newtown well done Keiron well deserved kb asm
"I passed my driving test first time !!! Danka. Keith Blanchard"
31/01/17 Tess Walters- Smith. Newtown. Well done Tess good 1st time pass kb asm
"Passed with 2 minors ! Thanks to KeithBlanchard ! Enjoyed the experience"
19/01/17 Patrick Fletcher Abermule Well done Patrick good pass ( pleased to have taught sister Amy as well ). Cheers k b asm
"I've only gone and done it thank you Keith so much ! I would never have done it without you"
18/01/17 Chloe Bufton. Newtown. Well done Chloe good pass k b asm
"It was definitely worth getting up early this morning passed my driving test. Thankyou Keith Blanchard"
04/01/17 Ayesha Owen-Jones Newtown. Well done you worked hard for it k b asm
"Passed my test, finally Thankyou Keith Blanchard"
03/01/17 Jorden Pritchard. Llanerfyl Well done Jorden good pass k b asm
"Thanks Keith for helping me pass my test and being a brilliant driving instructor. Your happy personality helped me tackle my nerves and gave me confidence out on the roads. You taught me to drive proactively not re actively. I know this will help keep me safe on the roads. Thanks again."
01/12/16 Kerry Jones, Newcastle on Clun
Excellent lessons, very helpful instructor, all went well on the day
14/11/16 Jamie Beddoe churchstoke Well done Jamie all good cheers kb asm
"Thankyou very very much for teaching me to drive and all the patience and persistence you had with me. Between my indicating too late and not checking my mirrors enough, fair play, you spotted it everytime but persistence came through and I got there in the end. 😂 I would most definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a driving instructor. Again thankyou endlessly and all the best for the future"
8/11/16 Stephen Thomas -Parks Abermule Well Done Stephen a very good 1st time pass kb asm
"I am very pleased with my lessons and the way Keith teaches, I was very nervous but was after a few lessons with him I felt comfortable, the car was so smooth and comfortable to drive! I was never rushed and when I made mistakes in the begging Keith was relaxed and kept me calm! I recommend Keith highly as he has made me feel very comfortable to drive and he goes through every little thing with you so that are fully prepared for your driving test and offers advice on you're theory and help with that too! I passed with only 2 minors which I am very happy about and now feel confident enough to be able to drive on my own!"
07/11/16 Martin Pace- Bonello Newtown Well done Martin 1st time pass 2 minors verry good kb a s m
"Keith is an excellent driving instructor and I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone. He made all of my lessons enjoyable and engaging, and he would always try to help you out with arranging lesson dates that will suit us both. He went out of his way to find me a second driving test date quickly after I failed the first, which I was so grateful for - I got a new test in two weeks from the first, which I passed with no minors! Thank you so much Keith for everything you have done for me!"
03/11/16 Caryn Littlefair. Bellan Welshpool Very well done ,Caryn missed her 1st test by a mirror fault but we managed to find a cancel within 2 weeks
and she passed with nil faults see Hall of Fame kb asm
"I would recommend this school, as a mature learner I wasn't sure what to expect,but with 10 months of lessons [33 hours of good tuition and a bit of back-up practise with my family I am pleased to say I passed first time with 4 minors Zoe Green Best Regards,"
26/10/16 Zoe Green Thank you Zoe most kind of you good 1st time pass kb asm
"2nd time lucky 😄thanks to Keith Blanchard
22/09/16 Arron James Newtown. Good pass well done. K b asm
"Hi Keith, A couple of days on from passing my practical test, I want to pass on a massive thankyou for your help with something that has already changed my life.
Getting behind the wheel of a car, finally, at the grand age of 46, was quite nerve racking, but you made our journey over 25 hours of instruction both easy, and enjoyable, and I learned a lot in a short space of time. Your patience and encouragement are second to none, and I gained a new found confidence. To pass my test first time, and with only two minors (still kicking myself for not getting that clean sheet!) was incredible, and whilst I had to take the test, the instruction I had with you before, and especially the two hours before the test, were the perfect preparation, and I went into it calm and focused.
I hope this feedback is useful to you, and to anyone who is considering taking instruction with you - you are a credit to your profession, and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.
Many thanks again Keith, from a very happy driver!
19/09/16 Thank you very much Phill good 1st time pass ( I even taught Phils daughter about 6 years ago) kb asm
"Hi Keith, just wanted to say a big thank-you for getting Harry through his test first time 🚗💨, really appreciate it. Cheers Mike Long."
06/09/16 note from Harry Long's Father Thank you veru much kb asm
Hi, thanks for all your help. I managed to get there in the end! Thankfully I won't be seeing much of you again😉but if you see me round town, give me a wave!
15/08/16 Jonathon Teasdale Newtown Well done Jonathon you worked hard for it good pass kb asm
"There are two words that fit Keith perfectly: Professional and Patient. Thank you for your professionalism and patience, I passed confidently second time with just a couple of minors."
06/08/16 Eliza Mathia Wolverhampton. good pass well done Eliza lb asm
"Thanks for the lessons ,so happy I passed 1st time "
29/06/16 Jack Taylor Forden. Well done Jack good 1st time pass. Kfb asm
Evening Keith, Sorry to be so late "Just to say thanks very much for the excellent experience ,could,nt have asked for more especially the additional tips for further driving ,not just how to pass your test !"
23/06/16 Tom Morrish Kerry Thankyou Tom very good 1st time pass ta kb asm
Hi Keith, thank you very much for helping me through my test. You've been a great help :)
19/06/16 Liam Rix Newtown Well Liam good pass k
"Thanks Keith for helping me pass my test! Got there in the end. Wouldn't have done it without your help and patience."
08/06/16 James Cusack. Montgomery, Well done James you worked hard for it kb asm
Dear Mr Blanchard
A belated huge thank you for the confidence boost to my driving and self esteem
27/05/16 Ivory Bickerton Montgomery Thankyou Very much Ivory very kind words Ivory was a Mature driver kb asm
"Hi Keith, yes I've got my car on the road. Thank you for everything, really enjoyed learning with you, didn't rush me so I could learn at my own pace and the use of the small toy car in lesson to explain what you mean is a great way to take the information in easily. Thank you 😊"
26/05/16 Damon ewars Garthmyl Well done Damon well deserved kb asm
"Very happy with Abermule school of motoring the instructor Keith Blanchard is an excellent instructor he puts you at ease and makes learner driving a pleasure highly recommended and a very good pass rate I passed first time in a manual after coming off automatic cars, Keith's car was very user friendly especially for a beginners, so thank you Keith for getting me through with ease."
04/05/16 Clive Fennah Newtown. Well done 1st time pass you did well converting from an auto to manual kb asm
"Thanks for seeing me through on passing my test first time, thank you for working around my schooling hours and putting up with me, very happy with the level of teaching and all tips given was used in the test, very grateful. Thanks, Josh Jones"
18/04/16 Josh Jones Newtown Thanks josh good 1st time pass kb asm. Kind comment from Josh,s mum Vikki
Hi Keith thank you very much I know its been hard work around his school but over the moon :) THANK YOU VERY KIND K
"Thanks for teaching me to drive, thoroughly enjoyed it "
05/04/16 Soraya Glynne Newtown. Well done 1st time pass 20 hours no private practice very good kb asm
"Thanks ever so much for the tuition Keith. The lessons were really enjoyable and all the advice you gave was easy to understand and proved to be very helpful on the test! Great car to learn in aswell! Thanks again, Chris."
04/04/16 Chris Ainscow Abermule. Well done Chris 1st time pass kb asm
"Hi Keith, I passed my driving test today! Just thought I'd let you know. Thank you for all your help!x"
30/03/16 Ellenior wynn Thomas Clun Well done Ellenior good pass ( Ellenior tried test in own car ) k asm
"Would like to thank you for getting my son, Omar to pass his driving test in 5 months. And thanks for your support! Thorough lessons and satisfied with the outcome."
"Thank you for everything, seems like the clutch practice was worth the time, :). "
23/03/16 Bryn Merritt Churchstoke Well done Bryn good drive kb asm
"After having driving lessons with other instructors and lacking in confidence I followed a recommendation from a friend and I chose ASM. I'm so glad I did and after just 10 hours with Keith I passed my test first time! I would highly u
14/03/16 Izzie Mears Aberbechan Well done Izzie good 1st time pass kb asm
"Hi Keith, just a message to say thank you for being such a great and friendly teacher i would recommend you to anyone! Still surprised at being passed in under 10 weeks and only 15 hours, still looking for a car can only dream it will be as nice to drive as the mini"
29/02/16 Simon Harris Berriew thank you Simon good pass no probs kb a s m
"I just want to say thank you for all your help and hard work with getting me through my driving test. I had no driving experience beforehand, but you built my confidence and skills week by week, whilst keeping the lessons enjoyable. Really enjoyed driving the Mini around, and will be sure to wave whenever I see it!
23/02/16 Gareth Griffiths Abermule Well done Gareth 1st time pass well deserved kb asm
"Passed my Driving test Big thanks to Keith Blanchard for teaching me"
16/02/16 Ceri Davies Cyfronydd Thank you Ceri very deserved pass asm Keith Blanchard
"Many thanks to Keith he's a fantastic instructor and its great to be sat next to someone with so much experience. Great car runs lovely! Passed first time with only 2 miners. Couldn't thank him enough for his support!
Many thanks to Keith he's a fantastic instructor and its great to be sat next to someone with so much experience. Great car runs lovely! Passed first time with only 2 miners. Couldn't thank him enough for his support!
Got my license through last week, thanks again for your help"
21/01/2016 Luke Griffiths Well done Luke 1st time pass kb asm
"Massive thank you to Keith for all the help with driving! Couldn't have asked for a better instructor especially having started out without any car or driving experience, massive thank you again! Hayley Griffiths-Abermule
16/12/15 Hayley Griffiths Abermule Good pass well deserved kb asm
"Lovely friendly instructor who's a joy to learn with. Passed first time with 2 minors! Thankyou so much Keith! :)
19/11/15 Abigail bowers Well done Abigail good 1st time pass kb asm
"Thank you for everything you,ve done for me ,even if I did put your keys in the bin ( ha ha ) .You were the exact motivation I needed .Your the best love Kita
13/11/15 Nikita Anthony Abermule very good 1st time pass. Nikita was so nervous before the test had coffee at MCDS and threw the keys away instead of the empty"
Thank you for teaching Cameron and for getting him through the test ! Surprised us yesterday !!!! We will of course recommend you . Cyndy and Philip
Xxxxxxxxxxxxx Thankyou very much Keith !!! 🚙
13/11/15 Thanks Cindy he did very well kb asm
"Thanks again for your help with the driving. Six week intensive and first time pass with ZERO faults! all the best,
20/10/15 Andrew Barker Newtown Thankyou Andrew what can we say your results speak for themself thanks kb asm
"After nearly a year of passing my test with Keith, I wanted to take my pass plus which we did, driving on different motorways and driving in the city of Liverpool we
even stopped by at Goodison Park which I was really pleased about. Doing my pass plus has made me much more confident on my over taking and driving in
busy traffic, Thank you." :-D mnkg
18/10/2015 PASS PLUS Carys Hughes Welshpool Very Good pass plus made the most of the m 56 and m53
Hi there keith its tom just to tell you I passed today with 5 minors thanks for everything
15/10/15 Tom Dune Berriew Thanks Tom Good 1st time pass kb asm
"Passed with 2 miners so happy! Thank you Keith Blanchard for all your help would recommend ASM driving school to any learner driver
12/10/15 Morgan rea Thomas Aberhafesp Well done Rae 1st time pass Hope the L200 doesn't take to long kb asm
Passed my driving test, I couldn't of done it without my driving instructor Keith thank you for all your help with my driving lessons and helping me get through my test best driving instructor ever!!! Highly recommended!
01/10/15 Amy Edwards. Thank you good pass kb asm
kind comment from Amy,s father David Wythen Edwards 1 October at 21:41
Another success story and thank you Keith for your help & support through ASM, Amy-Jane is well chuffed :-)
Amy jane Edwards Llandrinio Well deserved pass ta kb
"I was considering taking a week driving course but Keith persuaded me that it wasn't a good idea. He was completely right. Even if I had passed the weeks course I would not have felt confident driving on my own. Keith helped me to pass my test first time in just seven weeks which I am so happy about. I can't recommend Keith enough. I really enjoyed the process of learning to drive and I'm so grateful to Keith for teaching me. Thank you Keith!
Thank you for all your help! I'm really enjoying driving
28/09/15 Daniel Allison Leighton Well done very good 1st time pass just 28 hours within the 7 weeks with no private practice very good going kb asm
"I chose to learn with ASM after a couple of friends recommended me to them. Firstly, the car is absolutely amazing to drive and Keith takes pride in ensuring that the car is clean, presentable and up to date with the latest technology available. There is never an awkward moment whilst learning with Keith as he is welcoming, calm and overall I couldn't have asked for a more encouraging instructor. I passed second time with only one minor after making a silly mistake on my first test. Highly recommended driving instructor!
17/09/15 Nicola Paget Newtown Well done Nicola very good pass kb asm
I passed on 26/8/15, first time with only 4 minors. Keith taught me on and off for 4 years and always made me feel like a priority and always went above and beyond to teach me in a way that would suit me best.
Keith had a calm teaching approach which went a long way as I was such a worry wart. Since passing my test, my confidence has grown in ways I couldn't believe, Keith gave me a life. 10/10 5***** 100%
29/08/15 Racheal Jones Abermule kfb asm Well done we got there in the end 1 st time pass
I passed on 26/8/15, first time with only 4 minors. Keith taught me on and off for 4 years and always made me feel like a priority and always went above and beyond to teach me in a way that would suit me best.
Keith had a calm teaching approach which went a long way as I was such a worry wart. Since passing my test, my confidence has grown in ways I couldn't believe, Keith gave me a life. 10/10 5***** 100%
29/08/15 Racheal Jones Abermule kfb asm Well done we got there in the end 1 st time pass
"Keith, At the end of a rare trip back to Newtown, a short message to say a huge thank you for guiding me through a six-hour crash course before I begin lessons with an instructor at home in Windsor.
We seemed to cover a huge amount of ground in our time together, for which I'm extremely grateful. I feel well prepared over the coming weeks to consolidate the early manoeuvres and skills you've taught. I promise the next time we're in touch I'll have mastered the "bite" on the clutch!
I would recommend Keith and ASM without reservation to anyone beginning, or in the process of, driving tuition. Keith has the patience and the ability to take the least confident driver and bring them up to standard - most importantly, all with a smile on his face and yours.
22/08/15 Matt Walters Windsor Thank you Mat wish you had been trying your test here am sure it would have been a 1st time pass kb asm
"I Was very happy with the lessons I had with ASM! I learnt so much in a short time! Im glad I chose ASM and I strongly recommend ASM to anyone! Thank you keith for everything!
13/08/15 Kirsty price Kerry Well done Kerry Good test kb asm
Hi Keith :) sorry for the delay been busy at work... Yeah I'm loving driving thank you!!
13/08/15 Lauren Willis Thank you Lauren very good drive kb asm
Hi Keith. The lessons were great thanks for getting me through my test with only two miners
11/08/15 Iwan Trevor jones Nerwtown Well done Iwan good pass kb asm
"Hi, thank you again for all the driving lessons; the thoroughness right up to the last detail really paid off!
10/08/15 Gryffydf Morgan Trewern Well done good etst kb asm
"I would highly recommend Keith as an instructor! I honestly can’t thank you enough Keith, Living in Wrexham and working full time in Newtown was rather
difficult to fit driving in but Keith always made it possible for me to have a lesson!. PASS FIRST TIME with Keith’s encouragement :D, remember need any vehicles come to me!:D See you on the roads :D
06/08/15 Lilly Hough Wrexham Thank you Lilly you deserved a good pass you worked very hard for it kb asm
"Thank you so much for help with my driving, I've passed today with 2 minors. I'm so happy you were an amazing instructor thank you very much, see you soon. Kate Lloyd.
04/08/2015 Kate Lloyd Forden Well done Kate good pass kb asm
"Would like to say a massive thank you to this legend of a man! He has helped me get confidence in driving and managed to get me through my test! Keith has been a star! And has an amazing sense of humour! 100% recommend this lovely man!
15/07/15 Lori Franklin Leighton Thank you Lori 1st time pass no probs kb asm
"I am extremely happy to have passed my test after learning with Keith! I started learning with a different driving school but found the standards were not up to scratch, so I switched to Keith and could not be happier! He was really professional and very calm, and made me feel at ease behind the wheel. I can't recommend him enough! Thankyou for everything Keith...see you on the road!!
30/06/15 Cath Williamson Forden. Well done Cath very good test kb asm
"Hi Keith . Thanks again for all the help you're a great teacher who doesn't mess around and I would recommend you to anyone!
25/06/15 Katie Rose Sarn Newtown. Well done Katie Good Pass kb asm
Hi Keith, thank you sooo much for everything. You have been very kind and patient throughout the 2 years I've been learning to driving with you! (Yes 2 years! A long time) My lessons were always fun and you never gave up on me after the 2 times I failed my test and theory! :) all that practice I hope I will be a better driver in the long run. We've had some fun times! and I'm going to miss our lessons, I'll be sure to wave to you when we drive past each other! Thank you so much :)
16/06/15 Holly Ewars Garthmyl Well done Holly got there in the end kb asm
"Thanks very much for teaching me to drive keith! Great instructor, passed first time with only 2 minors within a month of my birthday!!
11/06/15 James Corfield Montgomery Well done James 1st time pass 4 weeks 10 hours 2 minors good result
"Yes been on a big drive to get used to it. Thank You very much for teaching me"
29/05/2015 Daffydd Thomas Newtown Very good drive 1st time pass 16 hours kb asm
Just passed my test thanks to Keith. Highly recommended. Very patient and reliable, and an excellent teacher.
27/05/2015 Salome Evans Newtown Well done Good Drive kb asm
"Cheers for all the lessons and helping me Keith! The car was great to drive and the time frame was perfect! The double lesson before test test worked very well "
26/05/2015 Dewi Williams Llandyssul Well done 1st time pass very short time kb asm
Very kind comment from Dewi ,s Mother " Thanks for teaching Dewi to drive." Ceri Williams kb asm
"Hi Keith, Thank you so much to making pass my driving test today.I was so pleased with my result and so excited. As you know I learned with two other instructors and a did couple of tests but I couldn't pass my test.Finally I came to learn with you. From the first lesson I noticed that you are amazing and good instructor. You are teaching the Driving in a good way and easy to understand. What so ever finally I passed my practical test.My entire family is happy with this result.
Thanks a lot Keith.
22/04/2015 Ula Newtown Well done we got there in the end kb asm
"Thanks again keith ..thank god i seen your mini and phoned you ..i cant believe I've past and only 5 minors ..never thought id be able to get this far ..and thanks for being patience an building my confidence up were it was needed ..we got there in the end like you promised me ..thank you so much"
21/04/15 Kat Gaynor Welshpool Well done Kat good pass we got there kb asm
Thank you for you helping me pass first time with only 20 hours experience! The flexible hours you offered really helped, you were patient and you pushed me until i got every aspect correct.
15/04/15 Jorden Perry Welshpool Well done Jorden a 1st time pass no probs kb asm
"Before driving with Keith I had already been taught be a different instructor and failed the test twice due to very bad anxiety. Keith is a very knowledgeable and
professional instructor but what really made the difference for me is how friendly and supportive he was. Keith was convinced I would pass my test and his confidence in me is what gave me confidence in myself. I believe that without Keith I would not have passed."
11/03/15 Katie Roberts Sarn Well done Katie got there in the end kb asm
Comment from Katie's mother
"Hi Keith, i just wanted to say a huge thank you for the support and assistance that you have given Kate. She was on cloud 9 yesterday and i am really hopeful that this will boost her confidence. Enjoy your cruise."
Cheers Maria. Many thanks kb
"Morning Keith, thanks again for getting me through my driving lessons/test quickly but thoroughly. I needed to pass on a time scale which you took on board and helped me achieve this as much as you could. Very knowledgeable and patient and all round top guy. Thanks again. Will keep you informed of my progress :)
Steve Jones Newtown well done Steve 1st time pass Hope all goes well kb asm
"Hello would like to say thank you for helping me pass my test and for always being flexible with lesson times. Always helpful with any questions I had. Best instructor I could've asked for! Thank you for everything"
25/03/15 Katie Evans Welshpool Well done Katie Hit the road in the Micra all the best kb asm
"It is only fair to say a big thank you to Keith for all his help and expert guidance. Ever reliable and patient, there is no better person to have in the other seat! Brilliant instructor, very highly recommended, thank you!’
23/03/15 George Dwyer Guilsfield Well done George will be a good start to being a pilot all the best kb asm
"Cheers Keith for all the help and guidance you gave me great and instructor, all the best
25/02/15 Connor Thornton Well done Conner 1 ST Pass 18 hours very well done kb asm
Passed my Driving test Big thanks to Keith Blanchard for teaching me
08/02/15 Ceri Davies Cyfronydd Thank you Ceri very deserved pass
"I would just like to say thank you very much for your flexible arrangements and constant communication to keep me up to date with everything. I felt very welcome to every lesson and learnt so much quickly".
5/2/2015 Will Evans Sarnau Well done Will very nice Drive kb asm
"Hello Passed first time with one minor ! Had 25 hours which wsas just the right amount of ! Amazing car and great Instructor !!"
4/2/2015 Sarah Williams Montgomery Well done Satah 1st time theory and 1st time practical test cant really beat that very well done kb asm
"Thank you very much for teaching me how to drive! Every lesson was informative and always very relaxed. Great instructor and so happy that I passed first time!
2/02/15 Beth Jenkins Forden Well done Beth 1st time pass very well done kb asm
"Hi Keith hope your well !! I,m loving driving ...... Freedom finally. Thank you for been so patient and easy going person ,couldn't have had a
better instructor thank you ,thank you ,thank you!! I,m going to miss seeing you now ! Thank you for everything"
29/01/2015 Tess Over Castle Caereinon Well done you worked hard for it ( after sorting the clutch) good pas asm kb
"Thanks for all the lessons, you were always really patient and I always looked forward to having my lessons. Managed to pass with just 3 minors so thanks a lot :)"
28/01/2015 Robert Price Newtown Well done Rob good pass kb asm
"Just to say, thanks very much for the brilliant driving lessons. I have really enjoyed it and thanks for giving me the confidence to do it. Your instruction was great – simple to understand but I really appreciate that you went the extra mile to teach me how to drive safely not just to pass my test".
22/01/2015 Amanda Lewis Newtown Very well done 1st time pass kb asm
Thank you so much keith! Means so much to be on the road, and you've helped me all the way!"
19/01/2015 Adam Woolly Welshpool Well done Adam hope it helps you good pass kb asm
"I would like to thank you for the mature driving scheme, it has given me more confidence while driving. An excellent course, i would highly recommend to anyone who has not been behind the wheel in a while. Thank you so much..."
18/01/2015 jenny jones Vaynor Newtown
Jenny took part in the Mature drivers scheme offered by Powys Road Safety and found it very benificial Glad it helped kb asm
"Many thanks for helping me pass my test great instruction"
24/12/2014 Tom Anderson Forden Well done Tom good pass just in time for xmas kb asm
"Massive thank you for all your help with my driving lessons and helping me get through my test ☺️ would never have done it with out all your encouragement.. top driving instructor"
Stacey Bennett Welshpool 17/12/2014 Well done Stacey cracked the nerves in the end kb asm
"Thank you for all of your help in getting me to pass first time! Best wishes for 2015"
16/12/2014 Lauren Cadwallader Welshpool Well done Lauren 1st time pass kb asm
"Keith would like to say thank you for being patient with me and helping me to pass my test. Id had two previous instructors but Keith was by far the best.Its one of my biggest achievements to date and i couldn't of done it without you, i always felt comfortable even if i did get very nervous at times. Thanks again :)"
10/12/2014 Chelsea Sears Newtown Well done Chelsea the hardwork paid off kb asm
"Thankyou Keith for all your help could,nt have done it without you all the best"
27/11/2014 Jack Owen Newtown Well done jack good pass kb asm
"Thanks to Keith I passed first time. His teaching techniques are really good and I would highly recommend being taught by him. I enjoyed all of my lessons and passed within 9 weeks of my birthday."
10/11/2014 Beth Leonard Newtown Well done Beth 1st time pass so quick kb asm
"I'm writing to tell You how well you told me to drive , yes, it took me long time but i got there eventually haha. Anyway just want to say that i went to Poland and had to hire car over there, didn't have much choice. I was a bit scared right hand drive but you know what - i did it on my own!!! So Thank You once more . Hope You having great holidays x
Well done very good experience kb asm
"Thanks for all the lessons Keith. Nice and instructive and patient. Allowed me to pass first time, what more could you want?"
29/10/2014 Chris Roberts Newtown. Well done Chris it was a good 1st time pass kb asm
"I would like to say a huge thank you to Keith for helping me to pass my driving test. Before and during my first test I became overcome with nerves, and
unfortunately failed. But just over two months later, due to more confidence building driving lessons, I can happily say I passed on my second attempt with only five minors. I'm thoroughly thrilled to have passed, and can easily say Keith has been brilliant. He is very helpful, very easy to get a long with and has huge amounts of patience. All with the added bonus of driving a brand new mini, great fun to drive! I will without a doubt be recommending him to friends and family who decide to learn to drive. Thank you very much Keith, it's has been a pleasure"
29/10/2014 Dan Beddoes Trewern Well done Dan we got there in the end with a good pass kb asm
"Wouldn't have passed my test without the best driving instructor ever!! Absolutely amazing and thoroughly enjoyed learning with Keith!! Fantastic Mini to learn in as well! Couldn't have asked for a better person to drive with!! Thanks so much Keith for helping me pass :)"
29/10/2014 Sabrina Wiltshire -fessy Guilsfield Well done Sabrina a very good pass kb asm
"Driving is not only about learning the skill but also about confidence. Keith not only helps you learn the tools you need to drive he also helps build your self confidence which is vital for you in the Practical test. I was previously with another instructor, but after failing first time decided to try having lessons with the same instructor my sister passed with, Keith. It obviously worked because i managed to pass second time within a short space of time from when i did my first test. Driving can be stressful, but Keith is lovely and puts you at ease, he is very realistic about when you should apply for your test which is great because tests cost a lot ans so you need to be ready which I'm afraid i wasn't first time. So i would just like to say a big thank you to Keith who I'm so happy to have passed with! Its so
nice to see him on the road when I'm driving because i have him to thank for that! its been a pleasure, Faye Hudson Emoji
21/10/2014 Faye Hudson Pool Quay Well done Fay very good pass
"Thanks for teaching me to drive, and not just pass! Its been a pleasure and I've really enjoyed learning"
20/10/2014 Jo Haycock Churchstoke Well done Jo very good test with only 1 minor kb asm
Massive thank you to u Keith for helping me threw my driving lessons and test and I wouldn't of past first time if it was nt for you ! You built up my confidence and after swapping instructors I was nervous but I did it first time aswell thank you so much ! "
16/10/2014 Caitlin Pratten Newtown very good pass with no private practice. well done kb asm
"I would like to thank Keith at abermule school of motoring for his time, effort and patience! I passed my practical driving test after 8 hours of essons, Keith was
amazing throughout and very supportive and made me feel very confident! I would highly recommended asm to anyone who's starting to learn to drive
09/10/2014 Sammy Morris Welshpool. Well done Samantha good 1st time pass even though it took 55 mins with traffic Jams My longest test ever asm. Kb
"Id like to start off with a huuuge thanks to Keith who helped me pass my test on the first go. Not being a very confident driver when we started my lessons Keith's tailored lessons were aimed at building my confidence making me a better driver. Having lots of experience and even more patience Keith helped me work towards that license while managing to make it a fun experience the whole time. Even though he's so very busy himself Keith was extremely flexible and planned lessons to fit my schedule. Thank you Keith! I'm going miss our weekly lessons but am so excited to be driving again. See you around town. :)
23/09/2014 Anu Newtown Very good drive well done kb asm
"Despite preparations for a cycling event along my test route and the tester being observed, I managed to pass my test first time thanks to Keith. Keith's a great driving instructor and a nice guy, I would highly recommend him." Hope that's ok Keith.
09/09/2014 Bryn Durling Abermule Well done Bryn yes it was a very difficult test but you did it in good stile well done kb asm
ASM are a great driving school yo usr. Keith is very easy going and loves to talk loads! The experience for me was brill and I passed my test first time Highly recommended :)
03/09/2014 Amy Sharpe Newtown Well done Amy good 1st time pass kb asm
" "I've had a great time learning to drive with Keith, he is patient, professional and friendly and I will miss my driving lessons with him! I would recommend Keith to anyone wanting to learn to drive!" Yes my sister is looking forward to it! Thanks Keith :) very well done kb asm
01/09/2014 Racheal Hellin very well done kb asm ( Sister already started )
"I enjoyed the lessons and I only needed 12 lessons to pass first time, great instructor and a nice car too. Thanks Keith for great lessons and me then passing first time"
29/08/2014 William Davies Abermule Well done William 12 Lessons 1st time pass no problems kb asm
"Thank you very much for all the expert advice and experience you gave me in my 10 driving lessons. Only that could have got me a pass with only 3 minors in such a short space of time (2 months 4 days start to finish). I really enjoyed all the lessons and would recommend you to anyone looking for an expert, enthusiastic and friendly driving instructor. If or when I do Pass Plus, your phone will be ringing. Thank you again for your all your time and expertise"
18/08/2014 Brynley Lynes Newtown 1st time pass well done kb
"Like to say a massive thank you to Keith helping me pass first time, recommend him to everyone, just doesn't teach you to pass but teaches you to drive properly. Thank you keith"
14/08/2014 Ben Gutterige Chirbury Well done Ben good 1st time pass kb asm
I think it's only right to say a huge thank you to you Keith for the driving lessons you gave to me. At a fair price and high quality lessons I now feel a confident driver after passing my test first time without a single fault. It is safe to say I do not think I would have achieved this with another instructor... Especially in only 20 hours of lessons of which I started with almost minimal confidence in my ability to drive a car. Would highly recommend you to anyone who asked about driving lessons so thanks once again Keith I'm very grateful! "
Peter Smith Meifod 30/07/2014. Well done Peter Theory Test 1st time , Practical Test 1st Time, 22 hours worth of lessons and to achieve a nil points pass at odds of 4000 to 1 chance brilliant well done kb asm (2nd Nil point pass in a month).
"Passed my test 1st time and have completed my Pass Plus around Liverpool, ASM highly recommeded to others Keith is such a great Instructor .Cheers Keith for all your help"
Jami Turner Newtown 20/07/2014 Well done Jamie it was a good PassPlus kb asm
"Great Instructor Passed 1st time would recommend to anyone"
Kirsty Emberton Montgomery 14/07/2014 Well done Kirsty a 1st time pass kb asm
"I would like to thank Keith for being such a professional and patient instructor. Although i failed first time due to one silly mistake I made, Keith did help me to not only pass my test with no minors but to know how to drive safely in the real world. I'm so grateful and would recommend him to anyone. Thanks again! :) "
Amy Jones Abermule 16/06/2014 Well done Amy No minors 4000 to 1 chance doesn't get any better well deserved kb asm
"I'd like to say a huge thank you to Keith as i passed my test first time yesterday with only 3 minors! I couldn't be happier! Keith is an amazing instructor and i would definitely recommend him to all of my friends but also to anyone who is looking to learn to start driving. Not only does he make you feel at ease when driving but he's very friendly and he always helped to work lessons around college and my social life, i enjoyed every lesson! :) Keith worked with me with patience and helped me build my confidence with my driving (especially at junctions!) I couldn't have found a better instructor, thank you so much Keith you are the best driving instructor around! :)"
Elianie Phillips Forden 30/05/2014 well done Elainie well deserved kb asm
"I passed my driving exam 1st time 10 days back (thanks to Keith, my instructor) and the methods I was taught to learn driving removed any fears I had in the past about driving and passing the exam.They were so simplified to the core and it was absolute fun to learn with such a brilliant teacher. Keith was so flexible with times and was easily contactable ( He even replied from Australia ). Even parallel parking is so simple to do ( Its my favourite now). I will always be grateful to ASM".
Katarzyna Rudas (Newtown) 29/05/2014 Very well done 1st time pass kb asm
"Keith is a brilliant instructor and I would definitely recommend him to anyone, he has helped me pass both my theory and practical test first time ,in a very through and professional way - thank you"
Carys Hughes Welshpool 28/05/2014 Well done Carys 1st time pass you worked very hard for that kb
"Brilliant day !!! Thanks for all the lessons !! Would be great to hear from you again !!! ;-)"
Dan Jones Newtown 13/05/2014 Well done Dan 9 hours tuition in 29 days pass 1st time with 1 minor very well done kb asm
"Hi Keith Thanks for everything .I couldnt of passed without you...you've been a great Instructor and I would recommend you to everyone
Jaydon Jones Newtown 12/05/14 Well done Jaydon 1st time pass on both all the best kb asm
"Thank you for teaching me to drive you were very helpful and patient"
William Hughes Newtown 9/5/14 Well done William 1st time pass as expected kb asm
"I want to tell all learners looking for an instructor - Get Keith if you can! I passed my test a week before my 59th Birthday having never driven before I started my lessons. Without his patience, professionalism and massive experience it would never have happened. To say the least, the man is a wonder and his approach to driver training first rate. I enjoyed the car too…
Kevin Hogan Kerry 6/5/2014 Very well done 1st time pass lot of catching up to do cheers kb asm
Hi Keith Driving going great however costs too much money !!! Ok no problem Cant thank you enough for helping me through my Driving Test and passing 1st time ! Also organised lessons around to fit me including Sundays ! and got me kind of interested in driving !! Many Thanks
Calum Preston Long Mountain Welshpool 30\04\2014 well done you may even get to like Top Gear ! kb asm
"I gave up on driving a long time ago after having quite a few lessons, I just couldn't seem to get the hang of it and i felt very insecure and scared of driving. However 8 years later i found myself in a situation where it was necessary for me to learn to drive. I can honestly say that if it hadn't been for Keith I properly would have given up again. It was Keiths patience, pleasant nature and skills that finally tough me to drive. He never made my feel belittle or stupid just because it took me a bit longer to learn things. He encourage me when i needed and pushed me when needed. I'm very grateful that he gave me the confidence it took for me to pass my test and not feel scared of driving"
Thanks for everything:)
Julie Carlson Abermule (Swedish) 09/04/2014 Well done Julie very well deserved pass you worked hard for it kb asm
"Thanks Keith for all your help with my driving, couldn't have picked a better instructor to help me pass my test very grateful"
Steve Price Kerry 07/04/2014 Well done Steve a good pass 2 minors kfb asm
"I Just passed my test this week and it was all down to Keith!! When I first started to drive, not only did I struggle but also didn't have much interest. However, this all changed thanks to Keith. He made all lessons enjoyable and taught me how to do everything easily and efficiently (especially the correct stopping distances ;) ) . I would highly recommend anyone looking to drive to choose ASM!! Once again thanks lad, couldn't have done it with out you :)."
Nathan JONES Welshpool 31/03/2014 Well done Nathon good pass kfb asm
"I want to say Keith is the best instructor ever. Really professional and I felt very comfortable when learning and highly recommend you "
Kirsty Lewnes Welshpool 20/03/2014 Well done Kirsty I know you were so nervous kfb asm
"After 2 different instructors and a few pointless hours of 'driving' I was recommended to give ASM a call. We got straight into it, scrapped all my bad habits and passed my test 14 weeks later. Very, very happy. Keith did a great job at instructing me and boosted my confidence behind the wheel. Thoroughly impressed."
Dave Hughes, Tregynon 28/01/2014 Well done David 1st time pass with no private practice kb asm
"Passed my test a couple of weeks ago, first time with only one minor and it was all down to Keith. With next to no driving knowledge or experience, Keith not only taught me how to pass my test but also how to drive in a safe and economical way for many years to come. Thoroughly enjoyed every single lesson, and would highly recommended Keith to anyone considering learning to drive. Cheers Keith, all the best" Can't thank you enough Keith, I'll probably spot you around Newtown
sometime, so if there's someone waving to you like an idiot you know who it is ;) Hahaa. All the best, ben"
Ben Hadigan Clun Shropshire 27/01/2014 Well done Ben 1st time pass , 1 minor on 21 hours very well done cheers kb asm
"Hi Keith, thanks for being a brilliant instructor. I felt very comfortable learning with you and you were very patient with me which was greatly appreciated. Thanks for helping me pass first time :)"
21/01/2014 Sam Fisher Llanidloes Road Newtown Well done Sam 1st time Pass you worked hard for it kb asm
Feedback just say that when I started learning I thought I wouldnt be able to pass, never mind first time either. Keith is a very helpful, patient instructor who always did his best to work around my school and job. And I can't thank him enough "
13/1/2013 Ryan williams Milford Road Newtown Well done Ryan 1st time pass 16 hrs kb asm
"Thanks buddy! You are a great driving instructor. Keep up the great work! Mums ecstatic :)" Passed 2nd time from Start to finish .absolutely great instructor HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
7/12/2013 Harry Mills Newtown 07/12/13 Well done harry good pass No private practice kb asm
"Keith is a very professional instructor who at the same time can have great laughs with. He is very patient and will help you with anything if you feel like you are struggling. Got 1st time pass which im very proud of because i was very nervous before I went in but came back with a smile on my face. Keith is definitely the one to go for if your looking to start driving because i would recommend him to anyone !! Going to miss having driving lessons now ! Thanks for all the great laughs and hope to see you again !! :)
Katie Jones Vaynor 2/12/2013 Well done Katie 1ST Pass with no practice 14 hours start to finish kb asm
"Keith is a great teacher; clear instruction and laid-back approach make it all so much easier. Passed my test first time with one minor. Thanks a lot!"
If you're interested, the test route was left out of the centre (not before doing bay park), then right at the roundabout, left down lower canal road,then back to the main road in a little loop, left at McDonalds, then out of newtown, right at Clun sign, through Abermule, then back to main road through the 40 limit on the bridges. Then back into Newtown, first left into industrial estate (emergency stop) then back to the test centre. Not sure how I remembered all that! Thanks again.
Douglas Boys Middletown 26/11/2013 Well done Douglas Good 1st time pass with 1 minor kb asm
"Hi Keith just want to say thank you so much for getting me through my test you are the best driving instructor fixing my bad habits and showing me easier and better ways of driving couldn't of done it with out you, would recommend you to every one your fan, Thanks again and see you around Rhi xx first pass with Keith and only 5 minors so happy"
Rhiannon Vernon Newtown 25/11/2013 Rhiannon I know how very hard you worked for that and how much pressure you were under ,Very well done kb asm
"If your ever looking for first class tuition then asm is a no brainer, the level of tuition is astounding. You even do your lessons in style with the new Mini Cooper boasting all uptodate technology from BMW. Mr Blanchard is consistently on time bending his working hours to suit your every need picking you up from where you request him to, and dropping you off at your required destination whether that be work, home, or school."
ADAIR Simpson Newtown 20/11/2013 Well done Adair good pass kb asm
"Passed my test with only one minor! Keith always stayed patient with me and never gave up and I wouldn't have passed without him. Keith is so laid back and funny which made the lessons for me enjoyable as well as incredibly useful. I would honestly recommend him as a driving instructor to anyone! Thank you Keith :)"
Charlotte Roberts Welshpool 14/11/2013 Well done Charlotte
"I've just passed my test for the first time with thanks to Keith who made it happen! I would recommend Keith to anyone thinking of driving. He made me gain confidence and how to drive safely and with ease. I will miss our lesson as always laughed lol Thank you so much and for putting up with me :)"
Hannah Cullen-Jones 11/11/2013 Well done Hannah good 1st time pass kb asm
"Passed my driving test a few weeks ago thanks to Keith! He is a very professional driving Instructor making sure that you are certainly prepared for your test .He easily picked up on some aspects I struggled with and helped me sort them out with plenty of practice .I definitely feel ready to drive after been taught by Keith ! Keith is also very helpful when it comes to learning the facts about cars, how they work and how to drive in the most economical way possible. I would certainly recommend A S M Thank you very much Keith"
Jordan Andrew Kerry 18/10/2013 thank you Jordan It was a good drive kb asm
"Passed my test yesterday with two minors. Keith remained patient and helpful throughout despite my initial lack of experience behind the wheel. I would recommend Keith to anyone learning to drive, no matter how much experience you have. Cheers Keith! All the best"
Dan Perry 17/10/2013 Trewern Well done Dan you did it good result kb asm
"Thank you very much to Keith for instructing me. If you are looking for a driving instructor, don't look any further! All of the lessons were very enjoyable and learnt everything in good time. Thank you."
Gwyn Davies 9/10/2013 Meifod Well done Gwyn first time pass 1 minor kb asm
"With all the help from Keith, I passed both my theory and practical test first time with only one minor. He's an amazing instructor, so patient and laid back. I loved every lesson I had with him, he was always on time with the mini in immaculate condition. He always made me feel very comfortable and relaxed and always explained everything in such great detail. He made every lesson so enjoyable and I'm so unbelievably grateful for all his hard work. Keith teaches you how to become a good driver not just how to pass your test. Thankyou so much Keith for absolutely everything! I would highly recommend him to anyone, he's the best instructor by far! I'm missing my lessons with you already, thankyou millions once again!"
Ffion Davies Cyfronydd - Welshpool 7/10/2013 Well done Ffion you showed them all (no prob been blonde) all the best kb asm
"Today i passed my driving test with ASM, I would recommend Keith to anyone who is thinking of learning. He has been very patient with me and taught me valuable skills that I can use in every day life now. He's managed to keep me motivated all of this time and I wouldn't have passed with out him. Thanks very much Keith :)"
Bryony Humphreys Welshpool 23/09/2013 Well done good pass kfb asm
"After passing my test I went on to do the Pass Plus with Keith, it was very beneficial in giving confidence driving on motorways and city roundabouts. He was very calm all the way round the 200 miles we covered and very helpful driving in a completely new environment"
Hannah Nessam Welshpool Sunday 8th Sept fitted in well after passing test very well done kb asm
"I would highly recommend Keith to anyone, I enjoyed my driving lessons, the instruction was great and professional. I came to asm after learning
to drive in a city and it was a big difference but Keith got me through".
Hannah Nessam Welshpool 30/08/2013 Well done Hannah good pass kb ASM
"It was great fun learning how to drive with Keith. Brilliant instructor and very patient. The mini was also a gorgeous car to drive. I loved it!
Will definitely miss the driving lessons and I'd recommend ASM to anyone! Thanks again" :)
Jessica Slaymaker Sarn 30/08/2013 Well done Jessica god 1st time pass kb ASM
"From my first lesson to my test only took 3 and a half months (15 lessons) and i even managed 2 weeks holiday abroad during that time. I would defiantly recommend Abermule School of Motoring, 100%, Keiths a total star!" :))
Lucy Evans Buttington 16/08/2013 Well done Lucy 1st time pass no probs at all well done kb ASM
Thank you so much Keith, I passed my test today. You made me feel so easy while driving."
Shirelle Hedges Newtown 22/08/2013. Well done 1st time pass kfb ASM
"Keith is an amazing instructor and i would honestly recommend him to anyone, really down to earth and so easy going! It has been a pleasure learning to drive with Keith as i have enjoyed every lesson with him. Thank you so much for all your help and support Keith, me passing first time is all down to you!!"
Ffion Jones Welshpool 21/08/2013. Well done Ffion 1st time Theory and Practical test pass 5 minors Very well done kb ASM
"I have really enjoyed learning to drive with Keith and have gained so much from the experience .The lessons are so relaxed and by having Keith present in the car with me I felt very safe and confident to drive .He makes every lesson enjoyable and never pushed me to do anything I didn't feel confident with at the time .I would recommend Keith to anyone who is looking for a driving instructor and will certainly be sending my younger sister's to him soon as well"
Rosy Smith. Abermule 15/08/2013. Well done Rosy well done good pass. Kb ASM
"I passed my driving test on the 14th of August 2013 and I cant tell you how happy I am right now! I'm not the quietest or shyest of people so for Keith put up with me to begin with was great haha :) he is so patient and won't give up on you! I didn't pass my test first time because of being so nervous and making silly mistakes but Keith never gave up on me and really helped me to get rid of those mistakes to pass my test second time round with just 4 minors! can't thank you enough Keith! I would recommend him to anyone... ASM is the one to learn with!"
Amy Fletcher Abermule 14/08 2013. Well done Amy good pass kb ASM
"I truly enjoyed learning to drive with Keith, I passed both my theory and practical test first time. The lessons we’re enjoyable, as I always felt very relaxed and comfortable from the word go. Keith made the most out of each lesson and made everything clear to me; he did not rush or push me and was patient and professional. Keith was punctual with every lesson, with the mini in immaculate condition; and was able to fit the lessons around my social life with ease.
I would highly recommend learning to drive with Keith, I had a great time learning to drive and not learning how to pass the test!
Thank you very much and I will really miss the lessons!"
Holly Sinnett Guilsfield 13/08/2013. Good 1st time pass 2 minors well done kb ASM
"Learning with Keith was a pleasure, and resulted in me passing my theory and practical tests both first time. Keith is a great instructor, and I really enjoyed all my lessons with him. I was put in for my test when both Keith and myself thought I was ready. I always felt at ease and comfortable and Keith always planned my lessons around events in my social life. He also planned my lessons for what I personally needed to learn or improve on. I'm so glad I chose to learn with Keith as he teaches you to drive not just to pass your test."
Harriet Evans :) Montgomery 12/08/2013. Well done Harriet very good 1st time pass 3 minors kb ASM
"After starting off with no knowledge of driving whatsoever, I am now proud to say that I am road legal and that's all down to Keith. From the first lesson he made me feel completely comfortable despite my nerves and my 'granny' driving, though I'm quite sure since then I've come on leaps and bounds. I will miss our lessons greatly but I'll be sure to send some recommendations the ASM way and to wave from the Fiat (because someone has to drive it!). Thank you so much Keith."
Catherine Simms Welshpool 5/08/2013 well done Catherine good pass Keith ASM
"I had a great time learning with Keith and made quick progress throughout :) would definitely recommend going with Keith because of the quality you receive"
Ken Villas Welshpool Monday 16/07/2013. Well done Ken good test 3 minors Keith ASM
"Hi Keith just wanna thank you for helping me passed my test your great instructor I couldn't of done it with out you I would recommend you to people. Haley X "
Hayley Griffiths. Montgomery 1/7/2013. Very well done 1st time pass. 1 minor Keith ASM
"Thank you very much for getting me through my Driving Test all the lessons were very enjoyable glad to have done it before I go away"
Mari Carrington Newtown 1/7/2013 2 well done Mari very good pass Keith ASM
"Thank you very much for the help you've given me over the last few months, to pass my driving test first time! Overall I had 19 hours of driving, preparing for the test, which is below average. Keith was on time for every lesson, and if he was going to be late at any time, he would send a text beforehand letting me know when he was coming. The way Keith and I went with the lessons was very good, and went through every manoeuvre in great detail and made sure I was capable to do it independently. All the lessons were moving at good pace, and at no point did I feel the lessons were going fast. Lastly, I would like to thank Mr Pugh, who was fair and great at making the test calm and relaxing. Thanks again,.
Geraint Parry 19/06/2013 Kerry Newtown. Well done Geraint 1st time pass on both test very well done Keith ASM
From Geraint's parents "Many thanks for helping Geraint to pass his driving test .Our youngest daughter will be 17 next Feb and I am sure we will be in touch . Many thanks again Susan ,Gareth Parry". Thank you very much Keith ASM
"Fantastic Driving Teacher, both encouraging and patient. Lessons enjoyed. Each lesson I can say I learned something. By far the best instructor in my opinion around Welshpool, Newtown & surrounding areas. The top of the range car make the lessons even more relaxing and enjoyable. Couldn't thank Keith enough getting me through my test FIRST time. Highly recommended.
Danielle Pullen, Welshpool 14 June 2013. Very good 1st time pass (even with nerves) Keith ASM
"I have had the best lessons, always packed full, there is no possibility of getting bored! I am going to miss my lessons so much, I always looked forward to them. You couldn't get a better car to drive than the new mini cooper, runs like an absolute dream. Basically I would recommend Keith to anyone because he is so friendly, your not going to find a better instructor. ASM for the win people! Thanks Keith :)
Taylor Crouchman Newtown 12/06/2013. Well done Taylor very good pass 2 Minors ASM
"I passed my test 1st time after 11 hours. Cheers Keith, you been a great friendly instructor"
Dan Aftowicz. Newtown. 10/06/2013. Well done done Dan very good pass A S M
"I couldn't recommend a better Driving instructor .Keith is kind and patient ,he thought me all the techniques thoroughly and made me feel confident in my driving abilities .There was never a time when I didn't look forward to my next lesson .and thanks to Keith I managed to pass with 3 minors .Thanks again for everything Keith ! "
Alex Van -Hooton Forden 2/06/2013. Well don Alex good pass well deserved ASM
"I loved learning to drive with Keith ,he was patient and understanding. He made me relaxant feel confident .Keith could easily see we're my weakness,s lay and eh encouraged s from the get go ! He was very patient and I wouldn't have passed without him .Will miss the lessons ,great instructor would recommend a thousand times over :).
Giverny. Raftery-Allen Abermule. 25/05/2013. Well done Giv. Good pass. ASM.
"ASM - Professional, Polite and Patient driving tuition. Focusing not only on passing your test but also making you a safe driver. Keith's experience and insight support building your confidence to successfully pass your test and using all types of road conditions. Thank you ASM you are highly recommended."
Leon Shearer Newtown 25/05/2013. Well done Leon ASM
"I would like to say few words about my experience with driving.
It doesn't matter which driving school it is, It matters who your Instructor is and I have had THE BEST ONE !!!
I must say I always wanted to drive although I was really scared of driving, couldn't even think of it. One day I've over come my fear thanks to correct, professional approach of Driving Instructor Keith Blanchard, very calm and patient character, a lot of experience for sure. If I had difficulties understanding or couldn't do some things, he was always helpful. Once I've learned one thing, we quickly move in to another. He was always paying 100% attention to me, and he kept talking to explain
each and every little detail about driving.
I would say the most important qualities are the ability to make student feel comfortable and confident. With confidence will come calmness, a clear head, ability to listen and understand. The actual technical side of driving, gear changes, approaches hazards, road awareness, taking roundabouts etc...are then quite simple.
I would advise Keith Blanchard to anyone with no hesitation.
Agnieszka Markwant 23/05/2013 Welshpool. Well done Aga very good 1st time pass with 1 minor ASM
"Today passed my driving test with only 1 minor all because of Keith ! He taught me how to drive safely and have confidence whilst driving ! As I didn't have any private practice he was very good at teaching all driving techniques and it will make me a safer driver in the future . I could,nt thank him enough For all the time and patience he has given me ,I will definitely be recommending you to all my friends .Thanks Keith for everything "
Dan Rose Sarn. 22/05/2013. Well done Dan good pass A S M.
"Hi Keith thanks for teaching me to drive .You are a really good teacher and easy to get on with"
Lewis Jones Welshpool 13/05/2013. Well done Lewis you worked hard ASM
"Really pleased to have passed my test. Safe to say I was far from a natural driver but Keith made me feel calm and relaxed while still feeling like I was making good
progress.Keith was always willing to work around my schedule and change times and dates when needed. Keith always maintained a professional but friendly and
approachable throughout- top instructor and couldn't recommend him higher and the new mini is a dream to drive! Cheers Keith! "
Stuart Davies Welshpool 26/04/2013 "Well done Stuart lot of hard work but good result well done " ASM
"Hadn't driven before my first lesson with Keith and he took me through every step. Took my test yesterday and passed first time with two minors
Thanks Keith "
Will Gittins Forden 15/04/2013 Well done Will good 1st time pass in les than 20 hours ASM
"Hi Keith just wanted to say thank you so much for not giving up on me and for believing in me ! So easy to get along with and you,ve definitely opened a lot more doors in life for me thanks again x"
Jessica Rencurosi Newtown 21/03/2013
(Good pass 2 minor points, Jessica used to travel from Rhayadir especially for her lessons as did her sister Maria before her) Keith ASM
"Big thank you to Keith for everything he has done for me, used up his own time to help me pass my test. I started from scratch with no experience and Keith helped me the whole way 10 weeks of hard work and I passed 1st time 18/03/2013 Mini was lovely and in immaculate condition and couldn't have asked for a more friendly instructor ,made me feel completely ' home ... HUGE THANK YOU YOU KEITH ,watch out for me on the roads I'll give ya a cheeky toot if i see you"
Molly Mcnamee Forden 18/03/2013
From ASM "Thank you Molly you did very well passing your Theory test on your 17th birthday and 1st lesson that day, best way to do it thanks again for choosing us.
"Thanks Keith you managed to turn me me into a calm and confident driver. I would recommend you to anyone"
Ryan Jenkins Forden 20/02/2013 Well done Ryan good pass ASM
"Passed my Driving Test a week ago, first time with only 14 Lessons ! Very excited - brilliant teacher "
11/02/2013 Grace Gardner 4xs ( Very well done good pass kb)
"Thanks a lot Keith for organising my lessons helping me through my test and being very patient. And i best of all passed with 1 minor so that's evidence anyone needs. p.s Thanks to Mr Pugh for been so kind to me."
Olena Degtyar, Welshpool 13/02/2013 ( Very good Drive ) ASM
"Hi Keith thanks very much for teaching me to drive, you actually taught me to drive rather than just just teaching me how to pass a test and made me feel confident very early on. I have already recommended you to my friends and wish you all the best in the future"
Ben Pullen Welshpool 6/2/2013 Thank you very much Ben it was a good pass Keith ASM
"Thank you Keith for everything, couldn't have done it without you. Your a top instructor, gave me confidence and supported me all the way. I cant thank you enough"
Liam Carey 31/01/2013 (Well done Liam good pass even with a supervisory examiner on board as well)
" I never imagined that I would enjoy learning to drive as much as I did! Keith is a truly amazing instructor - I will be first to admit that driving did not come easy to me to begin with. However, Keith was a brilliant teacher, incredibly patient and always took driving at my pace. All aspects of driving were clearly explained and no elements were rushed; if I wished to practise a certain element again or go over something one more time, Keith was more than happy to do so and to explain everything once more. We always began and ended lessons with clear plans and aims, which allowed me to know exactly what I was doing. Keith was able to fit lessons around me, something which was much appreciated! Keith was very calm and professional - lessons were always enjoyable, with plenty of praise and clear feedback. Keith is incredibly passionate about teaching people to drive, something that is always evident in his lessons. I will really miss the lessons I had with Keith and I will always recommend him wholeheartedly as a top class instructor! Thanks again, Keith"
Rachel Walters Newtown Test passed 21st Dec 2012 (Mad Friday) Well done Rachel a good pass and very kind words kb
Rachel's parents have been kind enough to make a comment:
"3 words come to mind when we think of Keith - friendly, professional and adaptable.
Friendly - Rachel always had a smile on her face before and after her lesson's. She'll miss Keith's company and friendly banter!
Professional - Keith always arrived on time and from the moment Rachel stepped into his car she knew exactly what her lesson would involve .
Adaptable - Lessons would be arranged to coincide with Rachel's schooling and social life .
We were extremely grateful to Keith for his dedication, friendliness, commitment and his manner in which he helped Rachel to pass her test
A true honest gentleman"
Adrian Walters and Jacquie Walters Again thankyou very much kb
" I would recommend Keith to anyone thinking of learning to drive !. I've not once felt stupid or embarrassed for getting something wrong and there's never a dull moment. I passed with 2 minors :). I will definitely miss our lessons ! thank you so much Keith and
thanks for putting up with me !:D"
Well done, Cath was a very good driver. kb 18/12/12
" Passed 1st time with Keith @ A S M. Really helped me out and was professional in all lessons I had. Highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks Keith"
Kuljit Chatha 17/12 /12 Newtown Well done Kul good 1st time pass on 16 hours no private practice kb
"Passed my driving test with Keith, Abermule school of driving with only two minors (blonde errors ) so happy great lessons ,well recommended ! thanks Keith"
Well done Laura. kb 20/11/12
"Thanks Keith 4 helping me to pass my test .Great car to drive .Very Pleased"
Tom Corfield Montgomery 4/09/2012
"I started off learning to drive a week after my birthday with Keith, and even though my provisional licence was late he managed to fit me in last minute for my very first lesson ! Keith has definitely made driving fun and exciting experience ,and have enjoyed every minute of it .He is very flexible with times and managed to fit me in when it was convenient for me . Thank you so much Keith you were a brilliant teacher and I will miss you lots ! Would definitely recommend you to others ;-) Thank you Catrin"
Catrin Griffiths Newtown 24/08/2012 ( well done Catrin 1st time pass)
"Really enjoyed doing my Pass Plus with Keith. He gave me all the confidence I needed to drive long distances and along motorways. I gained a wealth of knowledge on how to drive at a high standard and above all it was a joyful experience. Would highly recommend anyone who has just passed their test to do the Pass Plus course. Thank you Keith."
Erica Owen Abermule July 2012
"Passed both Theory and practical tests 1st time and many thanks to Keith @A S M"
Jac Beynon-Thomas Caersws 2/8/12
"I actually started driving with a different driving instructor but unfortunately they really didn't help me and i was going backwards, but then i got told by a friend to try ASM and then after a small amount of lessons i had passed my test. i am very thankful to Keith because he is so patient and very professional, and also he puts so much hard work into just you alone. he goes above and beyond in helping you. thanks Keith"
Jake Hazelhurst 30/07/12 Newtown ( Well done Jake 1st time pass)
"Thank you for you for putting up with me and and made me one of the good driver to pass the test. Looking forward to the pass plus when i get back"
Maguesh Robinson Montgomery 10/07/2012
"I really think without Keith i would not have passed my driving test. It can be said driving did not come easy to me and i failed twice but Keith never gave up on me and i eventually passed with only 2 minors. I would like to thank Keith for making each lesson a good and comfortable environment to learn in, always being flexible on time and place and putting up with me for a year and a half. I would definitely recommended him to anyone wanting to drive."
Martin Riffell 15/06/12
"Thank you so much for getting me through my test! Would never of done it without you! Had totally given up until I started having lessons with you. You had the patience and the drive to get me through and all your hard work and commitment paid off!!
I now feel I have achieved a life changing ambition all thanks to the most inspirational instructor around! Thank you Keith so much! You’re a star! Will recommend you to everyone! (Going to miss that Mini so much!)
Would like to thank Mr Pugh also for making me feel at ease and relaxed during my test. It wasn’t half as bad as I thought it would be and was made even better when we started speaking Welsh during the test!"
Erica Owen Abermule 11/06/2012
"Thank you for teaching me! Bit of a struggle with booking a motorbike theory and what not but got there in the end! oh and I miss the Mini. Thanks again Mary"
Mary Jones Garthmyl 23/05/12
"Hi Keith! Would just like to say a massive thanks for teaching me to drive and getting me through my test it was a great experience which i enjoyed from start to finish. Lessons were really flexible and easy to change if anything happened and i will recommend you to anyone! Thanks again!"
Poppy Morris Welshpool 17/5/12
"Wohoooo!! Passed my driving test ! Such a pleasure to have taken lessons with you .So kind and enthusiastic! Would advise any one to learn to drive with you ! Experience of a life time ! Thankyou so much ! Many thanks to A S M"
Cassie Miles Montgomery 14/05/12
"Thanks for Lessons ! A very good Instructor, I would recommend you thanks Rob"
Rob Jones Montgomery 11/05/12
"I passed first time and could'nt have done so if it was'nt for Keith. You could'nt ask for a better Instructor, he'll teach you everything you need to know and more and does'nt drag it out. I always felt relaxed in his car and we always went a pace I felt comfortable with. I'd recommend him to anyone. Thanks again Keith !
I have to say that the tester Mr Pugh made me feel very relaxed with his great sense of humour, making it seem not nearly as bad as I thought it would be "
Will Mansfield Montgomery 30/04/12
"Having been let down by another instructor you took me on a short notice and inspired my confidence (after years of trying) to finally get through my test! You were fantastic at arranging lessons that fitted around my other commitments, work and the children! Extremely friendly professional service, highly recommended, I'll miss the Mini its a great car!
Also please can you convey my thanks to Mr Pugh my test examiner for making me feel at ease, with his kind manner and reassurance when I was so nervous for my test."
Sarah Hawkins Welshpool 24/04/12
"Thanks Keith. He is a great Instructor, he made me feel comfortable straight away, pushes at a speed suitable to you, and teaches you to drive properly not just to pass your test. I missed a few lessons but he re-arranged them at times that are good for you. Passed first time !!!"
Harry Merrett Churchstoke 21/3/12
"I would to thank you very much for teaching me to drive, you are a very good teacher. Would recommend anyone to go with you, you taught me everything, you got me through my driving test first time. Thanks very much Keith "
Luke Clifton Abermule 20/03/2012
"Hello Keith, thanks for teaching me to drive. Passed first time. Happy I've passed first time, thanks again and hope to see you soon :) Regards David"
David Evans Newtown 16/03/2012
"Couldn’t of asked for a better driving instructor. He is patient, easy to get on with and the mini is insane. 20 hours and passed first time. Thank you Keith x."
Cerys Bennett Trewern 5/3/2012
"The timing of my driving lessons was a bit awkward due to my availability and limited time in Newtown alongside the fact that University is 4 hours away. Keith was brilliant at organizing lessons which suited me and my schedule, I never felt like I was being a hassle to him.
I'd had some lessons beforehand but after failing a test and waiting just over a year before looking to take lessons again I found Keith. I only had 10 hours with him before I'd passed. The fact that I enjoyed every lesson definitely helped with the learning process along with Keith's patience, flexibility and friendliness. I greatly recommend Keith as a driving instructor, he makes the lessons a breeze and he used to be in the police so has a lot of experience with driving- unfortunately however he won't be teaching you evasive police driving which is a shame because that could be very fun. Cheers for everything Keith!"
Rakib Rahman, Newtown 01/02/2012
"I would like to say a big thank you to you for not only teaching me how to drive but also how to feel comfortable in the car. I really looked forward and enjoyed my lessons. A very patient teacher. Thanks"
Lydia Evans, Montgomery 20/01/2012
"Thank you so much for getting me through my driving test .The lessons were great fun and very relaxed .We did,nt waste anytime and you were very patient with me !.Thank you for getting me through my test your a star.
And thanks to Mr Pugh for trying to make me more comfortable during my test :)"
Emily Long Chirbury 22/12/2011
"Drivings going well thanks :)
Thanks for getting through my Driving Test. Very patient and put me @ease .Once again thankyou for being a great Instructor :)
Will definitly miss the chats and gossip we had.
Also a big thanks to Mr Elwyn Pugh, made me feel very relaxed and a very fair tester :)"
Josie Herdman Newtown 16/12/2011
"Very patient and professional instructor, no time wasting and gets the job done !"
David Price Newtown 15/12/11 (6 hours tuition 1st time pass well done )
"Hi Keith Thank you for my lessons, you was great as I passed first time with only 2 minors after having waited 21 years, all the best well recommended Jon"
Jonathon Price Llansantffraid 15/12/11 ( Jon may have waited 21 years but he did it in 5 hours well done)
"To anyone looking for a driving instructor, you will not find a better one than Keith - anywhere. From the very first lesson he gave me confidence in what I was doing. Keith puts his students at ease, he is patient, supportive, and always has time for his students. I passed 1st time within 3 months of my 17th Birthday, having 18 lessons, inclusive of the test day. I cannot thank you enough Keith, for the support you have given me, and will always be grateful. I would also like passed on to the test examiner (Mr Elwyn Pugh), my sincere thanks as he was also extremely nice on the day of my test."
Chloe Pritchard (Clarissa) Llanerfyl. Passed 21/11/11 "Another good 1st time pass well done." Keith at ASM
"Thanks for getting me through my Driving test ,with your brilliant tuition all it took from start to pass including my theory test was 18 hours of lessons with yourself, once again thank you very much see you on the road."
Rhian Morris. Forden 21/11/2011 ( a very good 1st time pass well done )
"I found your teaching style accessible and effective .You put me at my ease and calmly with good humour addressed the problems I had in a clear and effective fashion. All in all I had an excellent experience and would,nt hesitate to recommend you to others."
Greg Greenwood. Lake Vyrnwy 21/11/2011
"Keith, you are the best driving instructor around!
You've helped to completely transform my life and I certainly couldn't have done it without you. I had so little confidence towards driving until my first lesson with you. The entire experience was completely stress free (bar the test)!! Due to your kindness, patiences and easy going nature my lessons were so much more enjoyable then I had first anticipated. I haven't stopped driving since the day I passed and I'm thoroughly made up. The only down side is that I miss my lessons and the Mini of course!
Thank you so much good Sir!"
Nina Liney. Garthmyl 27/9/2011 ( Nina has already completed her Pass Plus)
"Dear Keith !!!! I PASSED!!!! I am so happy ! THANK YOU!!!!!
I only had 4 little faults because I was nervous but he said it was a very good pass!!!! Yeeeeiiiii"
Ali Roberts, Tregynon 27/10/2011
" Safe to say I was'nt a natural driver but Keith was very patient. He put a lot of effort into getting me passed and has made me feel at ease in a car. Would'nt have gone to anyone else. Happy to be driving "
Eve Harding Garthmy 10/10/2011
Ali already holds a full Driving Licence from her homeland, took just 6 hours to reach UK standard and pass well done! ASM
"Keith thank you very much ,got me through my test as fast as you could ,many thanks for being a very good driving instructor and not messing around at all, would recommend you to anyone thank you for your time :) x"
Chris Croft Newtown 30/09/2011
" Keith made me feel relaxed at all times and made every lesson enjoyable. I would strongly recommend ASM to anyone learning to drive. I couldn't have passed (2nd time) without him! Thank you!"
Holly Hunt Abermule 29/09/2011
" Thank you for helping me pass my test. I passed my test in 14 hours and i passed first time with only 2 faults. Would definitely recommend you, a great teacher!!!"
Chris Astley Welshpool 15/09/2011
" Thanks for helping me pass my test. Passed my test in 20 hours (3 months) passed first time with only 3 faults. Would definitely recommend you to my friends"
Andy Gwilt Pool Quay 14'th Sept 2011
" Hi Keith, thank you ! 18 hours and pass with 3 minor s ! can,t wait to be driving now regards Harry:)"
Harry Gries Forden 14th Sept 2011
" I would just like to say thank you for teaching me. Your patience and reaching method is second to none !!!" Thank you"
Paul Morris Newtown 13/09/2011
"Thanks for everything I'm so glad I chose you to Learn to drive with! I'll definitely be coming back for a spin in the Mini when you get it"
Sarah Ellis Welshpool 12/09/2011
"Amazing teacher, glad I went with Keith ASM ,showed me everything I needed to learn and quick ,thanks Keith"
Luke Morris 6/9/2011 ( from ASM - Luke did it all in 10 lessons! )
" Keith is a great driving instructor and i would recommend him to anyone. He is very calm and gives you a lot of confidence. Thank you so much !"
Jemma Howels Forden 6th Sept 2011
" I could,nt thank Keith enough for all the effort and insperation during the learning to drive with A S M .
It was a great expereince and with a great teacher I would definately recommend Keith as a brilliant instructor who managed to get my confidence up and to pass first time with only 4 minors thanks again Keith your a star :)"
Roxanne Gittens, Buttington - 5th September 2011
" I had a brilliant 1st time pass. All thanks s to Keith. I could,nt have learnt so fast and passed so easily if I had gone elsewhere.Thank you Keith"
Julia Frost, Welshpool - 5th September 2011
" I have had driving lessons with Keith for the past month or so and passed my test yesterday. He is a great driving instructor. His communication and tuition throughout my learning process have been instrumental in my success.
I would thoroughly recommend Keith to anyone I know that is learning to drive."
Sam Williams Newtown - 12th August 2011.
"Thank you so much for the lessons glad to have passed 1st time and only in 19 hours"
Nathan Francis, Churchstoke - 2nd August 2011
"Thank you for the lessons Keith ! Paid off in the end!"
Huw Jones , Dolanog - 2nd August 2011
" Hi Keith sorry its taken so long to text you. I would like to say thank you for helping me to pass my test.
You were always a big help and never got angry if I made a wrong judgement or if it took me 3 tries to get there. So I would like to thank you again. All the best :)"
Nikki Fox, Newtown - 30th July 2011
" I couldn't thank Keith enough, after failing twice with two previous instructors I almost gave up. All my friends seemed to pass and with Uni coming up and havng a little boy it was something I needed to do. I heard a lot of people telling me they had passed with 10 or so lessons with Keith so I made my 1st Lesson with him even though I had to travel an hour to get to my lesson it was definately worth it ! It was nothing like my previous lessons, he knew exactly how to make you feel relaxed and understand everything about driving. I was learning without the stress and pressure I associated with my previous instructors. He managed to rid my bad habits and put everything right. He booked in for my test after just three Lessons. On my 10th hour of driving lessons I passed my test.
I can,t praise him enough I would definitely recommend him to anyone ! Thank you so much your an absolute star !!"
Maria Rencurosi Rhayadir - 21st July 2011
"Well who knew learning to drive could be so much fun! I can honestly say that I enjoyed every one of my lessons, even the ones when I wasn't very good. Some how Keith manages to be professional, encouraging as well as fun, at all the same time. I think Keith has such a high success rate because he doesn't rush his drivers and puts no pressure on them, so thanks Keith for being such an awesome instructor, most definitely one of the best driving teachers in the area. Thank you Thank you Thank you so much, I had a fantastic time and I actually miss not seeing you every week now I've passed. thanks again."
MegThomas Kerry - 30th June 2011
"Hi Keith. Thank you for having the patience to teach me to drive and getting me passed ,in what was a very long journey but we succeeded .You are a very good tutor and taught me all I need to know .
I very much enjoyed all my lessons with you and will miss them and your stories .Thank you once again and I highly recommend you to anyone."
Charllotte Jeffries, Welshpool - 28th June 2011
" I passed my driving test first time learning to drive with Keith. After hearing his success rate was very high I thought I would take lessons with ASM. Keith makes the lessons enjoyable and nothing is too much trouble."
Marcus Willday Guilsfield - 26th June 2011
" Learning to drive can be daunting and potentially scary, but learning with Keith is definitely a calming and controlled. experience, to say the least. Not only do you learn how to drive, you find yourself going to bed thinking of traffic light sequences in Newtown, miles per gallon, and tyre pressures. Not an experience I had often before I learnt to drive with ASM, yet alone enjoyed!
ASM is a professional, yet personal driving school, with a calm manner, a wealth of experience and knowledge that will truly prepare you for your test and life.
Even once passed, seeing Keith on the road in his theatrical graphics, either heading to the Rhallt or another of Keith's haunts, he'll text you later reassuring you that you are still a worthy, responsible and noteworthy driver.
I have never seen driving as a chore, when learning and when passed. I put this down to Keith's enthusiasm and great company that will make your lesson fly-by and hopefully the next lesson come around quicker!
Without a shadow of doubt I would recommend ASM to any potential driver, as I could not have had a better experience to learn how to drive."Emerald Storey (Emerald passed 1st time on only 15 hours tuition !) asm - 15th June 2011
"Thank you Keith, I really couldn't of done it without your support. You are so patient and helped me understand the road and gears! You made the lessons stress free and taught me how to be a good driver. I will definitely be back for my pass plus."
Charlotte. Trewin Welshpool - 8th June 2011
" Thanks for getting me through my test despite me getting stressed about it and thanks for being a good and helpful instructor "
Rob Bedford Montgomery
" When I was looking for a driving instructor everyone I seamed to speak to was being taught by Keith. I think that tells you something right there! I passed my test today with two minor errors and roughly 23 hours worth or lessons with Keith. His lessons are relaxed and enjoyable and I was able to learn at my own pace. I also thought it was cool that I was driving the same car as the "reasonably priced car" from Top Gear which is really easy to drive. Thanks Keith, really enjoyed the experience! Ill be back for the pass plus! "
Bradley Hind - Montgomery - 25th May 2011
" Thank you so much Keith. It is such a relief to get my test done now. You haven't just taught me how to pass the test or just how to drive your car, i have the confidence to drive any car now and to drive anywhere. You are soooooooooo patient and forgiving which makes learning with you incredibly easy. Thank you Thank you Thank you, i can't imagine anybody doing a better job. Your the best!"
Huw Lewis - Llanidloes - 19th May 2011
" Would just like to say thank you SO much for everything youve done for me .
Its been fun learning with you and i,ve felt comfortable every second of the way .I would recommend you to anyone because your so porfessional and great fun to learn with. Thanks again Keith and I would,nt have got through first time without you.Your the BEST around !"
Ollie Jones, Kerry (3 minors ) - 19th April 2011
" When I first started learning to drive, I was really nervous on the road and had no prior driving experience. Within about 25 hours of lessons, I was able to pass and Keith made this possible. He really is an incredible instructor and extremely patient (because I was rubbish at the start). Keith makes the whole experience clam and enjoyable, you look forward to your lessons every week. ASM could not be more recommendable!"
Charlie Cound, Abermule - 03 May 2011
"I really enjoyed learning to drive .I was surprised how quickly I took to it and how natural it felt after just a few lessons . I was worried that because I have a young child I may not be able to juggle it all, but Keith was very helpful and considerate of this and accomodated my lessons to suit myself and my childcare arrangements. I am very proud of my acheivements and for passing with no minors . Thank you very much to Keith for all his patience and enthusiasm which helped me pass so quickly!"
Sam Price, Welshpool - 24th March 2011
( Sam is the 3rd student to pass this year with nil errors very good for 23 hours tuition)
"I have just recently passed my test with 2 minors. it has been great fun learning to drive with Kieth. I would recommend Keith to all first time drivers as he is a brilliant teacher."
Ryan Lunt, Montgomery - 24th March 2011
"I really enjoyed my driving lessons with Keith. His practical approach to driving right from the first lesson really made me feel like I was getting my monies worth. From his lessons I gained the knowledge and confidence i needed to pass my test. Thanks Keith"
Ned Hayes, Montgomery - 17th March 2011
"Thanks so much Keith! you've been a fab instructor and id advise anybody to learn with you.. your a star and you made it so easy for me (: hope to see you soon and i'll be beeping at you when i drive past lol. so greatful for your help. you helped me build my confidence and always had confidence in me aswell. i am so pleased i chose you to learn with! wouldn't of had it any other way! cant believe i passed first time, couldnt of done it without you though! thank you. all the best. jade x"
( Jade Passed with only 2 minors)
Jade Stacey, Newtown - 17th March 2011
" I started to learn to drive just before Christmas 2010 with Keith and 11 lessons later I am proud to say this morning 22nd February 2011 I passed my driving test first time with zero faults.. I would highly recommend Keith, a very patient and friendly guy..Thank you Keith."
Ann Male, Welshpool - 22nd February 2011
" Driving with Keith was fun and he was always helpful and informative; he has a very professional manner and knows his stuff when it comes to driving. I would recommend Keith to all my friends (that’s if there not already learning with him). He helped me pass 1st time with just 2 minors in under 20hrs of driving. I would also like to add that the Kia Cee'd he instructs in is a nice powerful car that is very spacious and I could fit in it with ease (and I’m 6ft 2in)."
" I started off learning to drive with a different driving instructor and I thought I was doing really well, but when it came to the test I failed because of things I hadn't learnt, I had 3 tests and failed all of them with around 7 minors and 2 serious faults, thats when I decided to change instructor because I really couldn't keep failing and not getting any better. Thats when one of my friends told me to contact ASM so I did, I took 8 lessons with Keith and I really enjoyed having lessons with him, he is very enthusiastic about teaching and very organised, I was very comfortable when driving with him and he always kept on at me to make sure I was doing everything I should be, he has lots of knowledge about the way the tests are done and knows what the tester is looking for this made me feel very confident. I took my test after my eigth lesson and passed I was amazed with only 3 minors I could'nt believe it, I highly recommend learning with them, it was brilliant."
Luke Jackson, Newtown - 21st February 2011
" I would recommend Keith to any learner, as he is patient and encouraging, and he gave me the confidence and knowledge needed to pass my test. He was understanding, and was very flexible - if something came up that meant I couldnt have a lesson, he was happy to rearrange it for me, with no bother. I passed my test with just two minors; thanks Keith!"
Jodie Barrett, Chirbury - 9th February 2011
" Keith was absolutly fantastic, the lessons were always fun and we always did something new. He got me through my test very quickly, a good driving experience "
Francis Rowles Leighton, Welshpool - 3rd February 2011
" Thank you ever so much for helping me do my driving lessons, 16 hours and passed well recommended I say thanks again :-D so happy "
Sean Jones, Newtown - 3rd February 2011
" I have recently just passed my test, Wednesday 26th January 2011 and without any minors. I really enjoyed learning with ASM because I was pushed to my best ability which enabled me to pass quickly but without rushing as I was ready for my test. It took me 17 hours to pass, and each lesson was calm and enjoyable. If I didn’t get it right then it wouldn’t be a problem and I practiced until I did. I would highly recommend learning with them."
Louri Evans, Welshpool - 28th January 2011
" I passed my driving test today (26.1.11), with 4 minors. I was originally meant to have my test in late December, but it was cancelled due to weather conditions. Keith was a great instructor, and built up my confidence and knowledge over the months, enabling me to pass my test. I had had no past experience with driving or car engines, so i learnt a lot from a very experienced instructor. Being a student made it hard to have a lesson every week, and i often had to ask Keith to change the time of my lesson. He never minded once, and was very flexible with school. I enjoyed every lesson as it was comfortable going for a drive and having a good chat. I would definitely recommed learning with ASM anyday. Thankyou for all you did Keith, im very grateful."
Rebecca Morgan, Berriew - 28th January 2011
" Keith was a brilliant instructor to have, he gave me the confidence and knowledge needed to pass my test and use these in my driving. At first I was unsure whether driving was for me, but after my first few lessons I soon realised that it was a far more enjoyable experience and he gave me the incentive to do my best for the test. Thank you very much!"
Felicity, Montgomery - 18th January 2011
" With no previous driving experience I started my lessons with Keith. I had a brilliant time learning to drive as he made the lessons interesting and enjoyable. He is easy to contact too, just drop him a text and he soon replies! He managed to fit my driving lessons around my school lessons, so I didnt have to miss any work. With just 22 hours of driving with Keith and without any driving at home, I passed my driving test first time! Thanks Keith!"
Gareth Morgan, Forden - 15th December 2010
" I would definitely recommend Keith, I felt comfortable and safe whilst learning with him and gained my confidence each week. I passed 1st time and I feel it was down to Keith telling me and preparing me properly for what to expect .
I have enjoyed the lessons and was learning from him all the time, thank you very much :)"
Kate Vavair-Davies, Guilsfield - 11th November 2010
" I had always wanted to pass my test as quick as possible to not make it to expensive. I had heard about Keith from my friend as they had said he was very good. When he first arrived I was very impressed as the car was new and easy to drive. The car is lovely to drive and so easy as it is so new and with Keith's tuition I passed my driving test first time with only 14 hours of driving on the road! I recommend ASM and Keith to anyone who wants to learn to drive, thanks for all you done Keith I am now a confident driver"
Sam Morris, Newtown - 7th November 2010
" I highly recommend Keith, he was very calm and ethusiastic and made learning to drive an enjoyable experience. When taking the test i felt calm and confident and passed first time, thanks to Keith's expertise. Thanks very much."
Owen Wallbank, Carno - 4th November 2010
" Keith is a fantastic instructor. I felt at ease with him from my first lesson and he made the lessons enjoyable. I recommend that everyone should take Keith’s advice in having a two hour lesson for your first time as I was driving to Caersws & back within those two hours! I had 17 lessons over a 10 week period and passed first time. Get on & pass your theory test as soon as you can. Keith knows when you are ready to sit the practical test & he then arranges to book your test for you. This means that you are not wasting your money in trying the driving test before you are ready. Thank you Keith for all your hard work, I really appreciated your help and I shall miss our chats whilst learning to drive. I shall have no hesitation in recommending ASM to anyone. "
Amy Leonard, Newtown - 21st October 2010
" Keith is a brilliant instructor, i'd recommend him to anyone who wants to past their test fast! I Passed first time, and if i'd gone with any other instructor I dont think I would have. Keith makes you feel comfortable and confident in the car. Cheers again Keith, much appreciated!"
Lewis Jones, Clatter - 13 October 2010
" I recently passed my test and had been learning with Keith since last July .I can honestly say that I did,nt know anything about Driving @ the start and Keith taught me everything from steering to parking .I enjoyed my lessons and had a lot of fun .I would recommend anyone who is thinking about learning to drive to go with Keith as he is a very good instructor and helps you with what you are struggling on .Keith also helped pass a lot of my friends and my sister. "
Tash Sindon, Welshpool - 5th October 2010
" When I first started having lessons, I didn't really care about driving at all and was just doing it to get it out of the way. However, as soon as I started having lessons with Keith he made it a most enjoyable experience. He always makes you feel calm and relaxed which is the atmosphere you need when you are learning to drive and he never gets cross or annoyed, he is always understanding. He made every lesson fun whilst still teaching me in a very professional and easy to understand manner. My confidence in my driving soared as my lessons continued and I passed my test 1st time thanks to Kieth's efficient and enjoyable teaching. I would recommend ASM to anybody who is learning to drive as I believe it is the best company in the area. Thanks again for all the support whilst I was learning with you Kieth!! "
Mathew Evans Newtown - 4th October 2010
" I really enjoyed my lessons with Keith, he was very patient and calm and put me at ease straight away! I don't think I could have found a better driving instructor to prepare me for my test and i have already recommended Keith to all my friends. Thanks a lot!"
Bethany Wilcox, Leighton - 8th September 2010
" Keith is a great driving instructor, easy to understand and knows how to enhance good driving qualities and reduce bad habits.
Its very easy to arrange and re-arrange a lesson, keith creates a very workable schedule to suit you at a reasonable price. A friendly, dependable instructor."
Abigail Barker - 28th August 2010
" Keith is a great driving instructor and teacher, I learnt a lot very fast with him, he’s calm, patient, professional and very friendly, he doesn’t waste your time or money and is very flexible; he’d happily pick me up from Welshpool and finish up in Newtown and change times when things came up. I’d recommend him to anyone, and will be back to do pass plus with him in a few months."
Guy Stelmasiak, Churchstoke - 15th August 2010
"I passed my test with ASM first time almost 6 months ago now and did my pass plus the start of this month which I just received my certificate for this morning in the post. Thanks to Keith's first class tuition I have become a very confident and sensible driver and will be taking my car down to Cornwall tomorrow which I wouldn't be able to do if it wasn't for Keith. I would recommend ASM to anyone and have already seen many of my friends on lessons around town with Keith and all of them would agree with me. Thanks for all the help and support when I was learning and when doing the pass plus, I'm sure I'll see you driving around town in the future."
Rob Stephens, Newtown - 30th July 2010
" I have just passed my driving test thanks to keith he was friendly and very patient even when I did things wrong he would brush it off and calmly show me again and again until i got it right which made me very relaxed to learn. Thank you Keith "
Cilla Mcdonald, Welshpool - 25th July 2010
" Before I had lessons with Keith I had a double lesson with BSM. They sent a guy from Shrewsbury who had no knowledge of Welshpool or Newtown and said that I would need to have at least 22 double lessons in order to pass my driving test. In that first lesson we spent at least 3/4 of the lesson talking and I knew I was going to be ripped off. So I started with Keith. From the first lesson Keith made me feel very confident in my driving and he knows all the perfect places to learn where to drive in Welshpool and Newtown which made learning to drive easy and stress free. He was always very flexible in organising lessons and turned up on time. Eventually I managed to pass in half the national recommended time, If I had continued with BSM I would of spent twice as much money! Thanks Keith I will definately recommend you to others. "
Ashleigh Jones, Welshpool - 18th July 2010
" Keith is a fantastic driving instructor and I have recommended him to all my friends! The lessons were always enjoyable and I learnt a lot in a short space of time .He is very supportive professional instructor and fills you with confidence .Thank you so much for the leassons and helping me pass my test first time !! "
Lucy Davies, Welshpool - 5th July 2010
"Keith is a truly great driving instructor! I used to learn with a multi-corperate company, but i wasnt getting my moneys worth with the quality of teaching! After hearing about keith with asm, i found out what true quality is. With all his experience and qualifications, i passed my test first time and i will soon be back for my pass plus! ASM is the way to go! P.s. i would recommend pass plus to all new drivers as it has saved me 45% off my insurance, a total saving of £1,100!"
Eddie Durie Llandyssull - 30th June 20
"Keith is an amazing instructor who helped me pass my test at short notice, very friendly i would recomend him 100%! Will be doing my pass plus with him soon! Thanks again :)"
Emily, Newtown - 30th June 2010
" Passed first time round !!!! I highly recommend ASM for first time drivers. Its professional, fun and rewarding teaching you how to be go good driver, not just how to pass your test."
Sian, Castle - 29th June 2010
"I would highly recommend Keith to anyone, I enjoyed my driving lessons so much, the instruction was great and if I didn't understand something he would just go over it again and again with me. Keith was very supportive when my test unfortunately got cancelled, and wasn't available again until over a month later. I had a about a 3 week break from driving during that time, so when I had my first lesson back with Keith I had sort of forgotten things but just after that one lesson I was back to driving as confident as I was before my test got cancelled! I have just passed my test and now looking forward to doing my pass plus with Keith!" :-D
Beth,Tregynon - 27th June 2010
"Driving has always scared me but after 12 years of putting it off I have some lessons booked for me with Keith. The first lesson i was petrified but Keith made me feel comfortable and safe. After each lesson my confidence grew due to Keiths calm and polite manner as he taught me all the necessary skills required. After initially dreading driving it become enjoyable and many thanks to Keith for not just getting me through my test but for also teaching me all the skills I needed for the "real world". Keith was always punctual and flexible in booking lessons. I am very grateful to Keith for all his help and would recommend him to all my friends."
Neil Pyrce, Welshpool - 25th June 2010
"I had previous lessons with an instructor out of the area and had gone in for my test, but unfortunately failed and instantly gave up driving. My younger sister turned 17 and started to learn with Keith. So after a long break from driving, I decided to take up learning again and gave Keith a call. "
"Keith got me through my test and I felt very confident with my progress. Keith is a very good teacher and explains everything clearly. I would highly recommend Keith as he is a great instructor and easy to get on with!"
"Thanks for getting me through my test! "
Lynzee Sinden, Welshpool - 11th June 2010
"I would definitely recommend keith! My dad contacted keith for some refresher lessons after a long time without driving or any lessons, within my first hour lesson with keith i learnt more than i did over numerous amounts of lessons, my confidence built up really quick and i enjoyed having my lessons with him! He booked my test shortly after having lessons with him, and helped me through it right the way up to my test! And i passed first time! And when i consider doing my pass plus, there will be no doubts about contacting keith for it. thankyou very much!! :D"
Gemma, Newtown - 9th June 2010
"The instruction was good and was easy to fit around my school work and other commitments"
John, Garthmyl - June 2010
"I was recommended to learn to drive with Keith by a friend who was already learning with him and right from my first lesson I knew that I had made the right choice. Not only did I learn everything that I had needed to, but I had so much fun! Keith has a very friendly approach as well as being very professional. If there was anything I didn't understand or didn't feel confident about, it was never a problem for him to keep showing/telling me how to do it and I always felt like I was making progress. Having passed my test I now have full confidence in my driving abilities, thanks entirely to Keith, and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive!"
Gemma, Abermule - June 2010
"Would happily recommend ASM, took the stress out of learning to drive and made the lessons very enjoyable"
Victoria, Abermule - June 2010
"I would definitely recommend Keith, as he's a brilliant instructor who teaches learners to drive well with confidence in general, and not just for the test. Also very professional and friendly, so thank you for helping me pass first time!"
Fran, Welshpool - May 2010
"My friend recommended me to go with keith for driving lessons! keith had alot of patience and made me feel comfortable whilst driving. he explained everything so i could understand . i had 17 lessons and now ive passed."
Lisa, Welshpool - May 2010
"Lessons with keith have boosted my confidence in my driving and prepared me not only for my test but also prepared me for what is to come after the test.. driving on your own! helping me with both the theory and practical test keith has made the lesons very enjoyable and fun."
Becky, Abermule - May 2010
"My friends were learning with ASM so I went with their recommendation. Keith explained everything a step at a time and i found it easy and straightforward to follow
When I did my test it was just like the lessons ,I was well prepared ,there were no surprises. Would certainly recommend Keith as an Instructor."
Charly, Guilsfield - April 2010
"I learnt to drive with Keith @ A S M .a freind gave me his number .He was good @ explaining everything and apart from some cancellations cos of the snow it all went well .Also its a great car to drive
thanx Keith will recommend you"
Alex Owen, Welshpool - April 2010
"I asked Keith @ ASM to teach me to drive because he taught my brother so I knew he would do his best It all went well some probs with the bad weather but he got me through in the end ,will miss my lessons but not the early starts on a Saturday morning !!
Many thanx and would recommend"
Scott Holley, Welshpool - 27th April 2010
"Would certainly recommend Keith as an instructor very patient took time to explain everything and made the lessons very enjoyable
I have just done my PassPlus with Keith all around Liverpool and the Motorway network ,explained everything about Motorway driving
Thanx for everything"
James Davies, Miefod - 27th April 2010
"Thanks very Much Keith for helping me through my Driving test it meant a lot to me ,will be back for my Pass Plus in the near future
would certainly recommend you. Thanks again"
Danniella Parton, Forden - 27th April 2010