Hello, my name is Pierluigi, or PG to my friends, as most people find Pierluigi is a bit of a mouthful. I grew up in Rome, which taught me how NOT to drive, and moved in this country in 1993.
Before becoming a driving instructor I worked in the Airline industry for over 20 years, covering many different operation roles including check-in, ticketing, dispatching and duty manager.
Due to my love of driving and interacting with people, I always wanted to become a driving instructor, and I was eventually able to thanks to the training provided by Ian, a great instructor trainer.
I enjoy training, coaching and sharing experience with my pupils. Teaching a life skill is rewarding to me and seeing my pupils progress through the learning process, and ultimately passing their driving test makes me smile.
Outside of work, I have many different interests. Apart from spending time with my lovely family, I love football, and I'm an FA licensed football coach for Merstham FC. I also enjoy outdoor running, cycling and I am pretty good with food- as long as it is Italian! So far as cars are concerned, when I'm not in my training car, I am the proud owner of a vintage 1974 Fiat 500 (or Cinquecento), and I love to ride in it on a sunny Sunday morning.
Carolyn Winterbottom, Horley, Surrey
"Pierluigi Capperella is a brilliant instructor. Very patient and explains everything so well."
29 September 2021
Patricia David, Redhill, Surrey
"A big thank you to my amazing instructor Pierluigi. He was very patient in teaching me every manoeuvre and how to deal with all sorts of situations on the road, very supportive and positive." "Thanks to his incredible teaching techniques and professional, calm and friendly persona I passed first time on Friday and I couldn’t be more grateful. I would Highly recommend him to anyone."
06 September 2021
Kristine Bucoy, Redhill, Surrey
"Pierluigi is the best driving instructor I’ve had. I had 3 instructors in the past but no one was as good as him. As someone who has never driven her whole life, I needed an instructor who could understand that it might take a while for me to learn. He was very patient in teaching me every maneuver I have to learn, how to deal with different situations on the road and professionally gives me constructive criticisms to improve my driving. Even on days when I don’t do so well on my lessons, I always go home happy and not depressed (unlike my past instructors) because of Pierluigi’s reassurances, that this is part of the journey and I can get better. Today I have passed my practical driving test (first take) and I couldn’t be more grateful."
26 August 2021
Erbay Huseyin, Horley, Surrey
"Pierluigi is an amazing instructor. He is very patient and gave me lots of confidence. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you soooo much for all of your help and guidance."
25 May 2021
Syeda Ara, Redhill, Surrey
"I can highly recommend Elite and my driving instructor,Pierluigi.He was very helpful, patient and encouraging me to build my confidence..Explaining things very friendly and professional manner. Thank u Elite and Pierluigi"
10 May 2021
Samantha Haughty, Reigate, Surrey
"I'd been trying to learn to drive for 10+ years and always struggled with extreme anxiety behind the wheel. After several instructors I found Pierluigi and I'm so glad I did! He is patient, calm, encouraging and for the first time I actually found myself looking forward to lessons rather than dreading them. I ended up passing my test first time with only 2 minors after just 5 months of lessons. Not only does PG teach you to pass your test but also how to be a safe and confident driver! I can finally say I love driving - thank you! :)."
10 December 2020
Sandhya Lekshmi, Redhill, Surrey
"I highly recommend Elite Driving school and instructor Pierluigi, who helped me to build and improve my confidence on road. He is really patient, friendly and simply excellent. I highly recommend him…."
08 December 2020
Jennifer Walker, Redhill, Surrey
"I would recommend Elite Driving School especially the instructors PJ and Ian. They were my automatic driving instructors for just over a year after I struggled to learn manual. They supported me thoroughly and listened to every thing I wanted to do on my driving lessons especially near to my test date and allowed me to complete them. They were very helpful and regularly took me down different test routes so I could learn all the different routes that the examiner may take me. On the day of my test PJ helped calm my nerves. Thank you both."
24 October 2020
Aleyna Akbulut, Redhill, Surrey
"I took driving lessons with pierluigi and I must say it was the best and most helpful lessons I’ve ever taken from any instructor. I passed on my first test and couldn’t be happier."
26 August 2020
Siham, Horley, Surrey
“ I would like to say a big thank you to both Szymon and PG for helping me pass my test! They are both professional, calm and patient witch helped me feel confident with my driving. I would recommend Elite to everyone wanting to drive. I could not have done this without you guys:) thanks again."
20 August 2020
Amrutha Kannali, Horley, Surrey
"Thank you PG without your support and confidence it would have been very difficult. You made this journey very easy. You are a great teacher, very calm and patiently teaches everything."
02 March 2020
Stephanie, Horley, Surrey
"The best driving school I had! "Why could I say that? Well, when I first looked up for a driving school I was trying to find cheap deals. I did find one, but it felt like a scam. I paid for £280 for 10 hr sessions and did not learn anything. My instructor did not teach me anything and said I will only learn after 40hrs with him. I was really frustrated as I am a first time driver and no idea of how things should go aside from the theory test I had taken."
"As desperate as I was, I looked for the best driving school I can find in the browser. Lo and behold, Elite came up as first. I booked a trial session with Pierluigi for an hour and a half. Now, I got my Pass certificate! Thank you so much! I couldn’t be more grateful to have the amazing instructor and driving school backing me up! Also, when Pierluigi was not available, fully booked and I needed more session, they were very supportive and another instructor, Ian helped me boost even more my confidence taught me more techniques."
"Definitely, a thumbs up for Elinte for being the best driving school!"
10 February 2020
Sharon Osei-Mensah, Horley, Surrey
"I passed first time with Pierluigi, something I thought I could never do due to my lack of confidence. Pier is very patient and has a teaching technique that makes the most complex manoeuvres very easy. He also knows how to build your confidence by constantly encouraging you and taking you out of your comfort zone. I must say I really enjoyed my lessons with Pier and I am grateful to him for what I have achieved."
23 December 2019
Lesley Bennett, Redhill, Surrey
"I was very impressed with Pierluigi's style of teaching. He understood completely what I needed from the lessons and delivered it very well. He helped me tackle some of the areas I was struggling with and I showed real improvement. I would highly recommend. Thank you!"
26 September 2019
Paula Albert, Reigate, Surrey
"I just want to say a big thank you to Pierluigi for being such a great instructor. He has been very patient, knowledgeable and has given me the confidence to get back behind the wheel. I truly recommend him."
07 September 2019
Michaela Broad, Reigate, Surrey
"I would not hesitate to recommend ELITE and in particular Pierluigi. He provided tuition for our new au pair who had never driven in England before and had quite a few bad habits. After 4 lessons the improvement was dramatic. Huge thanks to Pierluigi and Ella-louise on reception who was so helpful and prompt at coming back to me."
17 September 2019
Micheala Bushell, Redhill. Surrey
"Passed my test first time! My driving instructor Pg helped boost my confidence and helped me learn to drive quickly. So so happy with my service and would recommend to anyone looking to learn in an automatic."
05 September 2019
Lina S, Redhill, Surrey
"Very professional and reliable. Highly recommend. Thanks to Pierluigi for good guidance."
31 August 2019
Imogen Green, Redhill, Surrey
"Started learning at the end of April 2019 with Pj and passed in August 2019, made me feel very confident and safe and ready to take my test. Pj made me enjoy driving and has helped me pass my test which I am very great full for. I was very nervous before I started but I was made to feel very confident very quickly with Pj and I am now a confident driver."
29 August 2019
Sandra Obi, Redhill, Surrey
"Pierluigi was a very helpful and attentive instructor that was good at tailoring each lesson to not only my weaknesses but strengths as well."
01 August 2019
Chandra Vattigunta, Redhill, Surrey
"I have passed my my test today (16th July) following my lessons with Pierluigi."
"He is very patient, a friendly makes the learner comfortable to build confidence in driving. I highly recommend Pierluigi in particular and Elite as a driving instructor."
16 July 2019
Tracey Newman, Horley, Surrey
"My daughter learned to drive with Paul Stubbington and passed her test first time. I can't thank Paul enough for his kindness, patience and excellent teaching which has opened up a whole new world for Melissa. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone wanting to learn to drive, in particular if you are anxious about driving as my daughter was to start with!"
10 July 2019
Georgina Fowler, Redhill, Surrey
"Pierluigi was a fantastic instructor! I have had previous lessons with other driving schools however I have never felt as comfortable and relaxed as I did with Pierluigi. He made me feel confident in my own driving and if I made any mistakes he explained calmly and in detail where I had gone wrong. Anyone who is a nervous driver or struggles with driving confidence should go with Elite! I screamed with happiness when I passed my test and couldn’t have done it without their help! And flexible with lesson hours as well! Will be recommending to all my friends and family."
08 July 2019
Emma Ramsay, Reigate, Surrey
"Having struggled to learn to drive with a different driving school, I was worried I would ever pass my test. I would rush, over think, and panic but here I am now, with a licence and it’s all thanks to Pierluigi at Elite. Not only was he friendly, calm and professional he also was a great person to help build my confidence when driving. I highly recommend Elite and in particular Pierluigi to anyone looking for an automatic instructor. I’m thrilled finally to have my independence and the confidence to drive in my own car."
19 June 2019
I. Ainsworth, Reigate, Surrey
"I transferred from one driving instructor to Pierluigi and he was excellent. He took me around the test routes and made me fully prepared to take my test in my own car so now I can drive my car to the best of my abilities. Would highly recommend."
19 June 2019
Hayley Domaille, Horley, Surrey
"Well I have to say I have had a great experience with Elite. My instructor was the fabulous Pierluigi capparella. I never thought I'd be driving as I suffer with anxiety, well pier mad me feel comfortable. If ever I doubted myself or asked questions he would encourage and answer with good detail. Not to many lessons later I passed 1st time with no minors.. I will miss our lessons, I honestly can't thank you enough Hayley x."
17 June 2019
Serkan Yelgel, Reigate, Surrey
"PJ was excellent in instruction my driving lesson. Thank you so much."
11 June 2019
Richa, Reigate, Surrey
"I passed my practical test in first attempt and for this I am really thankful to Elite and my wonderful instructor PJ. I can’t recommend anyone else other then him. While giving lessons he does not only teaches you to drive but also boosts up your confidence and belief in yourself. PJ is very calm and professional. I wish Elite and my instructor all the best for future."
10 June 2019
Cindy Menezes, Redhill, Surrey
"IRelieved to have passed my driving test in the first attempt. Piereluigi, my instructor was very meticulous and professional in his approach and made sure I corrected my driving style to suit the needs of this country. His teaching is tailored to the needs of the driver. Apart from being an awesome instructor, he is a genuinely good person. Thanks again Peirluigi and Elite. I wish you all the best in your endeavors as you help people get through the DVLA test."
6 June 2019
Thomas Clayson, Redhill, Surrey
"I have had a great experience with Elite. My instructor Pierluigi was very calm, even in some dangerous situations, patient and constructive in his comments. When I asked questions, he answered them in good detail even if they had been asked before, and helped me to fix the errors I was making, this gave me confidence throughout my driving lessons. I felt well prepared for the test, in the days aproaching it, due to covering the whole syllabus, and passed first time with two minor faults. I would strongly recommend Pierluigi to anybody. Thank you very much."
31 April 2019
Byron Dias, Redhill, Surrey
"Absolutely thrilled to have passed my driving test (Automatic) on the first attempt!" "When I first started the classes with Pierluigi I was really poor and lost in many ways but with his guidance I managed to streamline my driving skills and unlearn certain things while learning a lot more to be able to do a good job to pass the exam at the first go. Pierluigi is a calm guy who would watch me carefully and point out what I was doing wrong and do it in a way that I would be open to learn without any worries. The best part is the things that I would do wrong would be repeated constantly till I got it right!!! Perseverance and hard work is just not for the driver but also the instructor and Pierluigi stands out because he has these two qualities in abundance! Fantastic guy in general as well and would definitely recommend him and Elite Driving School to any one else looking to learn how to drive!"
26 March 2019
Alexander Burgess, Redhill, Surrey
"I had a really good driving experience with Elite driving school. They gave me the confidence to drive and I had fun learning."
26 February 2019
Jack Darnell, Redhill, Surrey
"Pier Luigi was very friendly and I progressed quickly."
14 February 2019
Valentin Priceputu, Redhill, Surrey
"I should like to take this opportunity of thanking to Mr P Capparella. I have found it an efficient, caring and well-organised person. Thank you for your patience!"
16 February 2019
Maisie Lloyd, Redhill, Surrey
"I had Pierluigi whilst learning to drive with Elite and he was a fantastic instructor. Right from the beginning I reflected his confidence in me driving onto myself which really helped me move forward quickly. I passed first time after 20 hours of driving with no minors thanks to PJ and I couldn't thank him enough! I would definitely recommend him to anyone."
01 February 2019
James Pendower, Redhill, Surrey
"Elite were brilliant value for money, flexible with time and my instructor Pierluigi was an excellent teacher friendly and always had great feedback and answers to any questions I had. Definitely rated very highly in my books."
29 Januany 2019
Kieran O'Neil, Redhill, Surrey
"Pierluigi (PJ) Was a fantastic instructor and it was a pleasure to be taught by him whilst learning to drive, he was fantastic at every part of teaching me drive and I was able to pass my test first time all thanks to him, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking into learning to drive."
15 January 2019
Ellie Hamilton-Miller, Redhill, Surrey
"I had a really great experience with elite driving, I started my lessons at the end of September and passed my test first time after 22 hours of lessons with Pierluigi. I got on really well with his teaching style and felt an improvement after each lesson which really boosted my confidence. Will definitely be booking an extra motorway lesson. Thank you so much- Ellie :)."
13 January 2019
Greg Cousens, Redhill, Surrey
"PJ was a very good teacher and could explain how I could improve very clearly. He was very calm and patient which helped me learn quickly and be confident with my driving. As a result, I was completely ready for the test. I would recommend him to anyone."
05 January 2019
Ami Pantz, Redhill, Surrey
"Pierluigi is an exceptional teacher. Attentive, knowledgeable and patient. I really enjoy the way he helped me and how he went out of his way to make me pass the test. I really thank him for that."
21 December 2018
Dipanjan Mitra, Redhill, Surrey
"PG has been an excellent mentor. I was driving back in my country, but PG has really helped me learn and understand the driving rules in UK. He has been very patient and meticulous in his teachings."
01 November 2018
Jake Mcdonald, Horley, Surrey
"My instructor was amazing and I will definitely be recommending to Everyone I can. Passed on my first test with Pierluigi and only got 4 minors. The improvements he got me to make in my driving in only ten lessons was amazing and I honestly don’t think I could have passed so quick and made such improvements with someone else. I always felt comfortable and that I was being shown everything I needed to be shown where I was going wrong. I went for lessons to pass my driving test but enjoyed going for the lessons with Pierluigi and am honestly going to miss having them."
01 November 2018
Ammar Rashid, Redhill, Surrey
"I had PJ as my instructor who was very thorough and made sure that I was completely ready for the test. With his professional help I was able to pass first time. He is very easy going and very flexible. He identifies your weak point and he encourages you to push the limits so you can become a better driver. Couldn't ask for a better instructor. I would definitely recommend him to anyone."
01 November 2018
Leanne Taylor, Redhill, Surrey
"From start to finish, Elite were fantastic! I was very lucky to have been allocated Pierluigi as my driving instructor. Pierluigi is flexible, to the point and an excellent teacher. I passed my test first time with only three lessons. It was a challenge as I was under a time restraint needing to pass the test for a new job. Pierluigi was dedicated in helping me achieve this, applying a straight forward approach and patience. I would highly recommend Elite and couldn't speak highly enough of Pierluigi."
16 September 2018
Will Langridge, Coulsdon, Surrey
"I have had 3 instructors over the years of me learning to drive on and off but learning with PJ was completely different. He made it a fun experience and taught me exactly everything within a short timespan. 110% recommend him and Elite. I have already passed on his number to my friend who is thinking of learning."
14 September 2018
Ella Perkins, Redhill, Surrey
"I had Pierluigi as my driving instructor and couldn't have asked for a better person. He was always so calm and helpful. He was very considerate and always picked up on the bits your weren't as confident on and help you get better at them. His way of teaching to drive managed to get me to pass my driving test first time with only 3 minors. I had a lovely time learning to drive with him and can't thank him enough!"
17 July 2018
Franco Tulian, Reigate, Surrey
"Excellent instructor, Pierluigi gave me the confidence to pass the test in the first attempt." "Nice guy very professional."
17 July 2018
Titos Matafeni, Horley, Surrey
"The first time I did my driving lessons was tough, it meant trying to find a good instructor who’s teaches well and really gives you the time and patience because you don’t want your money to go to waste. Through the Elite driving school I was assigned PJ as my instructor. The first words that come to mind when you are with PJ is patience, passion and dedication. He will notice your weak points and encourage you to self learn these errors and reflect on how you can do better, he will go above and beyond to prioritise your lessons and will be willing to make himself flexible because he will trust in you before you trust your own driving and suddenly you have a newfound confidence on the road. I highly recommend this driving school and I strongly advise you that you get PJ as an instructor because your money, time and most importantly your road safety will be in great hands."
21 June 2018
Tshering Shrepa, Crawley, West Sussex
"Karen and Pierre Luigi were my instructors and they are just absolutely amazing. So kind and cooperative and they definitely make the student feel comfortable while learning. Thank you again."
16 June 2018
Charlene Mardell, Horley, Surrey
"I highly recommend Luigi from Elite to you, he helped me grasp so much and I owe my pass (first time) to him. He’s calm, easy to get along with and fun which makes the whole process not so scary. He was happy to help me where I needed the extra tips and practice manoeuvres when I needed to brush up on skills. 5*."
13 June 2018
Arberi Luma, Redhill, Surrey
"I have just passed my driving test and would like to thank Pierluigi for his guidance and his professionalism. He is extremely punctual, he was always often early and very flexible with lesson times. His feedback was very helpful and to the point. For anyone looking to pass quickly and that wants a knowledgeable, punctual, patient and genuinely professional instructor then Pierluigi is your guy! I would definitely recommend Elite lessons and Pierluigi Thank you again!"
06 June 2018
Jessica Morgenstern, Redhill, Surrey
"Always helpful and very patient; also very kind and good at ensuring you're absolutely ready for your test."
02 June 2018
Emilia Hoeft, Redhill, Surrey
"I have recently just passed my driving test and I would love to thank Pierluigi Capparella for all his help and support along the way! I honestly believe that I wouldn’t had passed if it weren’t for he’s consistent support, advice and guidance. He was very friendly and will make you feel more than comfortable behind the wheel! Is there is any elements you are unsure with he will ensure that he goes over it with you again and again until you feel comfortable with it. He is patient and welcomes you to make mistakes so you can have the option to learn from them! I will miss my lessons with Pierluigi but I am so happy that I have finally passed my driving test and can now be on the road alone! As stated wouldn’t had done this without Pierluigi and honestly cannot recommend him enough! Thank you Pierluigi once again."
26 May 2018
Isaac Ofori, Redhill, Surrey
"I enrolled with Elite driving school and I have successfully passed my practical driving test. Pierluigi Capparella popularity known as P. J was my instructor. He possess all the excellent qualities of a good teacher. I passed my practical test with ease !!. He is very punctual, focused, encouraging and polite. He teaches you to prepare you very well for your exam. He is quick at identifying your weak points and hence making ample time to help the student to improve markedly. He is also very familiar with the test route!. Choosing P. J as your driving instructor is highly recommended.Elite driving school is the best."
16 May 2018
James Hamm, Redhill, Surrey
"My Instructor was great, he gave me loads of tips and useful advice to help me pass. Would recommend him to anyone thanks!!."
20 April 2018
Suceen Siva, Redhill, Surrey
"I would like to thank my instructor Pierluigi for helping me pass the practical driving test. Without him, I couldn't have done it. He was very patient, friendly and punctual. He was flexible on scheduling lessons around my work commitments. Thanks for all your support and time you spent teaching me to drive. I have enjoyed every minute working with you and it has been a great pleasure! thanks again."
18 April 2018
Noe Vendrells, Redhill, Surrey
"PJ was really nice! I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor! I recommend PJ to everyone as he explains himself really well and is really patient. 10/10."
17 April 2018
Marc Stevenson, Horley, Surrey
"Excellent driving instruction from Pierluigi. Took me from no experience at all to passing my exam first time. Always reliable and friendly."
27 March 2018
Luis Fernandez, London
"Just passed first time!! so happy with the service I received from my instructor Pierluigi, he was really helpful and made the whole process easy to learn and do. I would highly recommend him and the company. Thank you elite."
09 March 2018
Leo Hunwick, Redhill, Surrey
"I had failed my test with my last instructor, I switched to Pierluigi and he was always relaxed and gave great feedback on what I needed to improve on to pass. I then passed my first test with him as my instructor. I would definitely recommend learning with Pierluigi."
13 March 2018
J Clayson, Redhill, Surrey
"The instructors provided very personalised teaching, honest coaching, and appropriate encouragement. Thank you."
19 February 2018
Robbie Taylor, Redhill, Surrey
"I'd put off learning to drive for a couple of years after having a couple of terrible instructors, and after meeting Pierluigi I'm so glad I gave it another go. He's very knowledgeable, patient, and teaches so differently to what i'd experienced before. Not only did I pass my test first time, but my girlfriend has commented about how confident I seem behind the wheel compared to how she was after passing her test, and I'm loving driving. If you want a great learning to drive experience I strongly recommend ELITE and Pierluigi!"
26 January 2018
Isma Butt, Redhill, Surrey
"Hi." "My name is Isma and I passed my driving test with the help of driving instructor PJ. He really taught me well. I learnt a lot from him. He focused to work on my weaknesses which the other driving instructors did not. He gave me so much confidence which I lost due to failing the test for the 1st time. He encouraged me and supported me throughout. It was due to his exceptional teaching skills and faith in me that I regained my lost confidence and I passed my test on 18th Jan,18. Without PJ it would not have been possible. I was so so so so happy when I told him and made him feel proud as his efforts and my hard work became the key to success. I highly recommend PJ as driving instructor for Elite driving school."
22 January 2018
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