Drivers Ed Testimonials


I want to say a big thank you, he is our second to go through your program and the training was invaluable with fantastic instructors. Thankyou!

JR from Cochrane 

I wanted to send a note to say thank you to Mr. Livermore and Mrs. Snowden for working with our daughter.  She passed her driving test today with an almost perfect test.   Thank you so much for your time and all the encouragement for her.  You prepared her well!

SB from Cochrane 



I just wanted to thank you all for your patience and insight. And I especially wanted to pass on my thanks to Jayne who got me over the inital paralyzed by fear stage. 

KL from Cochrane


"I'm writing this because of how great I can vouch for Cochrane Driving Academy. The instructors are so passionate about making their students safe drivers. To them, you aren't just a number, and it's not about the money. It's about saving lives. I can't stress enough how much this course will impact my life. Within only three lessons, I already feel so much more comfortable behind the wheel. I'm so excited to continue the course and improve my driving. I wholeheartedly recommend this course. It could very well change your life."

Jodi from Cremona

"Thank you Cochrane Driving Academy for helping my daughter achieve her goal of completing her road test. John was extremely patient and supportive in helping her overcome her anxiety to beat this obstacle. John equipped her with tools to focus and be confident and prepare her for her test and to be a safe driver. Thank you for all of your support- it made a huge difference and we know how important her success was to you as well. You were with us the whole way."

Lisa from Cochrane

"Greetings to you! My family and I would like to thank you for the marvelous learning experience you provided to our two teenagers this Christmas. You and your team warmly welcomed our children, and you went way beyond expectations to care for their needs, and to give them the expertise, the skills, and the confidence they needed to be successful in their road tests."

Stephen from Cochrane

"Our children thoroughly enjoyed learning from you and getting their licenses through your school was indeed a wonderful New Year's gift for them. Thank you for your exceptional service, and wishing you and your team continued exceptional success with all your students! My daughter took her driving lessons with John who was incredibly helpful. He is a very good driving instructor, he was patient and very knowledgeable. I would gladly recommend Cochrane Driving Academy to my friends. The staff was very accommodating to my requests. So big thank you for helping my daughter pass her road test on her first attempt."

Pauline from Cochrane

"I took my driver's course with Sarah. She was an awesome teacher. She took me out of my comfort zone and I was fully prepared for my test!"

Megan from Cochrane

"I am so grateful to the Cochrane Driving Academy. I am a 58-year-old woman who always said she would never get her license. I had no driving experience and by some miracle decided to go for it and I chose Cochrane Driving Academy. All the instructors are all so competent and are more than that, they actually care for their students and want the best for them. It is not just a job to them. I am happy to say I got my license on the first try and now am buzzing around Cochrane and Calgary in my new car and I totally owe my gratitude to them. Thank you from the bottom of my heart you have changed my life forever."

Elizabeth from Cochrane

"Hello! I took driving instruction with John, a few months ago & would like to thank Cochrane Driving Academy for all your hard work and patience.  At 24 years old, I honestly thought I would be a non-driver my whole life. Just sitting behind the wheel of a car made me nervous. After 12 hours with John, not only did I pass my road test, but I am confident and comfortable driving anywhere, and I even enjoy it too! It was clear throughout my lessons that Debbie and John sincerely care about their students, and are invested in their success. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for giving me the skills I thought I'd never had!"

Emma Rawlinson

"We were very pleased with the service, professionalism, and care that our son received from Cochrane Driving Academy. One of our biggest worries was having our child driving in the city during rush hour and downtown, & worries of highway driving. John was great and really helps the kids understand what's important & instills confidence in their own skills and abilities. He also teaches them very important lessons of being aware of what other drivers are doing. The cost is very competitive and actually offers better value than going into the city. If you purchase the premium Driving course this also allows the kids to take their driving test in the same car they practice with. Debbie and John make a great team at Cochrane Driving Academy. They really do care about their clients and it shows. On the day of my son's driving test, John was there, to cheer him on, give him confidence and offer calming support I wanted to say, John was there on his own time… we didn't pay for him to be there. He just really cares about his students. Our son passed his driving exam the first time! I would highly recommend Cochrane Driving Academy."

Debbie from Cochrane

"My Daughter had a beginners lesson and after two hours was totally excited about driving, I couldn't believe how much she had learned and her confidence had doubled. Thank you!"

Michelle from Cochrane

"Cochrane Driving Academy provided me with the skills and knowledge I needed to pass my driving test the first time as well as extra knowledge for after the test for when I get my own car. John and Debbie are very positive towards the students and understand that most of their students are High school students and require to pick up from school and have very busy schedules, they will always try and schedule lessons so that they may fit in with your schedule. I would highly recommend Cochrane Driving Academy to anyone who is learning to drive within Cochrane and area."

Kieran from Cochrane

"Best place anyone could take driver's ed. Point blank."

Emily Tozer

"Our experiences with Cochrane Driving Academy were all very positive. When our child decided to begin taking lessons, the process to get started was so easy and friendly. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our schedule. John was an excellent driving instructor with great feedback. It was great for us that he was accommodating with driving pick-up and drop-off locations. Our child passed his test the first time. Many thanks to the staff at Cochrane Driving Academy for offering us a positive experience!"

J Tummers

"Friendly instructors with beneficial and fun lessons. Taught me how to drive in just 10 hours, coming in with next to zero experience. The lessons from this driving school are relaxed, efficient, packed with knowledge, and I even had a little fun! I would highly recommend this driving school to anyone new to driving, and even to those who want to brush up on their driving skills!"

Vincent from Cochrane

"Cochrane Driving Academy school was a fantastic experience. I enjoyed every part of the process. John, Debbie, and Barry were exceptional instructors who were dedicated to my success. I would like to thank John for his knowledge and support, so I would pass my driver's test."

Courtney Raessler

"My driving experience with Cochrane Driving Academy was nothing but positive and inspiring. My driving instructor was such a positive influence and gentle; he taught me in a way that was relatable and memorable. I especially liked the analogies he made and the personalized experience I received. If you are looking for a driving school that reinforces good practices in a way that is personalized and positive, this is definitely the place to go!"

Chelsea from Cochrane

"I was very terrified of driving, the main reason being the fear of other drivers on the road. Also, I would like to take note I had my learners for seven years -- it had actually been so long that it expired and needed to be renewed. With this being said, I can now happily say that at the ripe old age of 24, I officially have my license. John's teaching methods, patience, and support gave me the confidence that I can drive safely from point A to B. He taught me to be aware of my surroundings, scanning the greatest distance possible in my line of vision, and to always keep that cautionary gap between myself and the car in front. If I am a safe driver, those around me also tend to be safe -- it's like paying it forward but with safety knowledge. I never thought the day would come but it did, and I have John to thank for giving me the confidence and encouragement to effectively pass the driver's exam (on my first attempt).  Thank you, John!"

Kelsey Schneider from Calgary

"Thank you so much for everything you, John, and your company have done for our daughter: I really believe your teachings exceed our expectations of what a driving school teaches. I will tell anyone who will listen about the great service and the above and beyond teachings, your school has provided! Thank you!"

Suzzane from Calgary


Thank you everyone at the driving academy....D passed his test!!!

We appreciate all the help and attention to detail you provide.  It was a wonderful experience and I'm glad it's over! LOL

D from Cochrane


Just wanted to say thanks to your company for making the experience of learning to drive memorable and informative for our boys.  They both passed their first time and it's made all the difference.  Along with your office staff being easy to work with too.  10/10 for your company.  

CB from Calgary


After moving to Calgary about a year and a half ago and experiencing a bad 'injury fall' the day we moved into our house I was feeling a lack of confidence about driving again especially in a new city. Because I'm a grandparent and have the responsibility of driving grandkids to activities I decided maybe I should take the 2-hour senior refresher course just to get my confidence back. I am so glad I did! Jayne was my instructor and was so pleasant, calm and kind as she not only explained what I needed to do in various situations, but the reasons why, which made the information make sense and therefore stick with me. She took me through a variety of situations and gave me tips on how to drive safely in each one. I always felt I was a good driver but I learned a lot and feel much more confident now. I'm 71 and would highly recommend taking the senior refresher course if you are at all feeling the need for reassurance of your driving skills or a chance to learn how to keep being safe behind the wheel. I saw a lot of areas where I had become complacent or 'sloppy' in my driving and now, thanks to a great session with Jayne, I'm feeling encouraged and ready to get back out and drive confidently again!

Beth from Cochrane