I first began learning to drive with an instructor who made me feel very self-conscious of her car and it felt like I wasn’t allowed to make any mistakes (although that is what a learner is supposed to do).
Luckily a friend then recommended me to David who brought back that excitement of learning to drive. He genuinely has a passion for driving and teaching. He will continually give you honest and helpful hints on when you’re ready to develop in your driving or when you need a bit more practice.
The Theory Test Pro software is just an added bonus and I can honestly say without David’s help I wouldn’t have been able to pass both my theory and practical tests first time!
Thank you to David for being an incredible instructor! Learning to drive was a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience from start to finish. The lessons were thoughtful, creative, diligent, engaging, efficient and fun! The progress we made together was consistent and meticulous. I am delighted with passing both my theory and practical tests first time – this was made possible with the support, hard work, flexibility, patience and advice from David. Thanks again mate!
Brass tacks, I wouldn’t just suggest David to any person out there who is looking for a driving instructor, I would actively urge them to seek him out. Friendly, patient, flexible, and an extremely effective teacher.
He’s deeply familiar with practically all the roads in the area, and so lessons were able to be varied in road content, with all the learning benefits that brings (both in terms of test readiness and real-world readiness).
I managed to pass my first time and firmly believe that David is a huge part of that success. There is no amount of thanks or praise I can give that I feel could make up for just how much David helped me.
I thoroughly enjoyed my year of lessons with David. I progressed week by week and discussions at the end of lesson helped me to understand what I had learnt and what I needed to focus on the next time. I felt suitably prepared for my test and passed it first time. I feel confident when out on the road and can’t wait to carry on driving. I am going to do the Pass Plus course to gain experience on motorways as I know that David will teach me how to drive on them safely and confidently. I would definitely recommend learning with him!
David is a superb instructor and teaches with instinct, rather than following the same set procedure. This means he teaches you, as a person, and not just another pupil. From my first lesson I was totally at ease in the car thanks to David’s relaxed nature and, I really felt like I progressed well each week. His passion for everything motoring is pretty infectious and gives you great confidence when at the wheel. In all honesty there’s nothing I can really write that does David justice. He is the best in the South East bar none and my driving would certainly not be where it is had I gone with somebody else. If you want to be a good driver then look no further than the Chicane School of Motoring.
I recently passed my driving test after learning with David! I had a few lessons with a larger driving school years ago and didn’t continue with them. But a friend recommended Chicane to me and my experience was completely different. Immediately David put me at ease and made driving enjoyable! Not only is David an awesome driving instructor who is very experienced and knowledgeable, he is also really friendly and patient and I always looked forward to my lessons. He explains things in such a way that you can get to grips with techniques and skills really quickly. David is very reliable and even made time for extra lessons with me whenever he could. Thanks for everything David, I’ll miss our drives around town!!
David is the most dedicated and passionate person when it comes to his pupils and absolutely loves his job, making the experience great for everyone. Driving was something I didn’t find easy but David went above and beyond to give me confidence and push me towards the goal of passing my test. If it wasn’t for David I would have given up; he is an incredibly patient, friendly and happy person making the frustrating days’ learning a little better. Fantastic instructor with a fantastic can do attitude. David is well worth the wait!!!
Honestly, David helped me so much through my driving and was so supportive throughout the whole process! He makes you feel so comfortable and ensures that there will always be something new you learn every lesson! I would recommend him to everyone he is amazing at helping you learn how to drive and will give you techniques that you will always be able to remember!
David is a very patient and friendly driving instructor. I was a nervous driver but from the very first lesson David was excellent at putting me at ease. He quickly picked up on the elements of driving I found most difficult and he always explained and demonstrated the theory. He knows the local area well so each lesson was planned to suit what I needed to practice. David is also very kind, chatty and fun to learn with. A fantastic driving instructor – thank you.
I enjoyed my driving lessons with David because he is a patient and friendly driving instructor. He helped me pass my driving test by giving constructive criticism and focusing on the things I needed more practice with. Would definitely recommend David!
I enjoyed my driving lessons with David because it was a very relaxed and friendly environment and I felt I had achieved something at the end of every lesson. David always made me feel good about my driving even when I hadn’t grasped something 100% which kept me confident and to keep trying, rather than giving up. I would 100% recommend David to anyone.
I enjoyed my driving lessons with David because he gave me the confidence to start driving again after passing my test some twenty years ago and I never drove and now I drive everyday. No more buses.
David helped to develop my self-confidence and I am now an independent driver!
David is a fantastic driving instructor! He was calm and patient – even when I was driving on the wrong side of the road! I felt completely prepared for my road test and passed on my first attempt.
I enjoyed my driving lessons with David because he was very friendly and made my lessons fun and enjoyable.
It was a real pleasure learning to drive with David; he is approachable, friendly, enjoys a laugh and yet is able to maintain a professional and thorough approach.
His excellent knowledge of the area ensured that he was able to tailor lessons to suit my development needs (e.g. focusing on roundabouts, hill starts).
David was also very accommodating and flexible to my work routine, enabling me to book lessons very late in the evening, which was much appreciated.
The mock test sessions (including the “show me” and “tell me” questions) were particularly useful and the marking sheets allowed me to take away something that I could read and learn.
David also took time to re-emphasise the theoretical training I had taken and also gave me practical advice on purchasing a car.
Thanks to David’s teaching method I was able to pass first time after only 30 hours, without ever having driven a car beforehand.
I would thoroughly recommend David to anyone who is learning to drive, irrespective of their level of experience.
A big thank you once again David!
I feel very lucky to have found David – I’ve been through a few instructors having had lessons on and off for a very long time with a lot of different ones. I only wish I’d found him sooner!
He is calm, patient, reassuring, encouraging and genuinely a really nice guy. He is not out there to squeeze as much money as possible from you which I’ve found with a few other instructors that has really put me off in the past.
David is a true professional and you’ll be glad you found him! He is by far the best instructor out there! I passed my test first time a couple of weeks ago – thanks David! Pass Plus next!
David was so helpful throughout my learning experience. He put in lots of effort to ensure that no matter what situation I was in, I was okay to deal with it. The progress of learning was fast and efficient, as I learned to drive on not only the test routes but also general roads, which ensures that as a driver I am safe and capable.