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I'm writing this because of how greatly 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 3 lessons, I already feel so much more comfortable behind the wheel. I'm so excited to continue the course and improve my driving. I whole heartedly recommend this course. It could very well change your life.

Jodi M-D, Cremona


Thank you Cochrane Driiving 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 WC, Cochrane.


Our children thoroughly enjoyed learning from you and getting their licences 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 knowledgable. 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, Cochrane

I took my drivers course with Sarah. She was an awesome teacher. She took me out of my comfort zone and I was fully prepared for my test! Thank you Sarah xx

Megan P, 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 licence.  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 licence 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 M. 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 have!

Kindest regards,

Emma Rawlinson


We were very pleased with the service, professionalism and care that our son received with 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 for their own skills & abilities. He also teaches them very important lessons of being aware of what other drivers are doing. The cost is very competitive & 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. The day of my sons driving test, John was there, to cheer him on, give him confidence and offer a 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. G, (Cochrane)


My Daughter had a beginners lesson and after 2 hours was totally excited about driving, i couldn't believe how much she had learnt and her confidence had doubled. Thank you x

Michelle .P Cochrane


I highly recommend the Cochrane Driving Academy. Whether you are a new driver or, like myself, a seasoned driver looking to convert my out of country licence, the friendly, approachable and knowledgeable staff endeavoured to make the process as painless as possible. Thank you particularly to John for your enthusiasm and encouragement. You guys were a great find.

Gail Keefer


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 pickup from school and have very busy schedules, they will always try and schedule lessons so that it 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, Cochrane


Best place anyone could take drivers 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


Cochrane Driving Academy went above and beyond my expectations. With their prompt responses and excellent communication, I was able to enjoy my driving experience here in Cochrane. The techniques were so well taught, that I nailed them every time; hence, passing my test on the first time. Huge thank you and I highly recommend to people of all driving levels. Job really well done! Sincerely, Kellie Keyes


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, 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 drivers test.

Sincerely, 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, Cochrane


I would like to start off by saying I was very terrified of driving, main reason being the fear of other drivers on the road. Also, I would like to take note I had my learners for 7 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 this day would come but it did and I have John to thank for giving me the confidence & encouragement to effectively pass the drivers exam… on my FIRST attempt no doubt & minor points deducted.  Thank you John!

Kelsey Schneider, Calgary.


Thank you so much for everything you, John and your company has done for our daughter: I really believe your teachings exceeds our expectation 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, Calgary