About Master Driver School

It’s about safe driving..

Master Driving School is a locally owned driving school offering driver education for Antigonish, New Glasgow and Port Hawkesbury.

We are accredited by Access Nova Scotia. We pride ourselves on delivering professional service, innovative skills and techniques, the most current content possible, and providing the knowledge for students to make safe and responsible driving decisions. Our key focus is to create a welcoming and safe environment for every student.

Our Team

Master Driver School employs three professional, certified and highly trained female instructors.

Shandra MacMaster

Principle Instructor

Shandra is the owner and operator of Master Driver School. She graduated from Saint Francis Xavier University not only with a Bachelor of Business Administration but a passion for entrepreneurship. Through dedication, determination and hard work, she quickly made her vision a reality becoming a youth entrepreneur in the community of Antigonish. Shandra owns and operates numerous transportation businesses.

Furthermore, Shandra is an active outgoing member of the Antigonish community. Her participation and contributions began at an early age. Growing up she was an active member in many capacities within: student council, 4-H programs, Antigonish Creative Dance Association, Junior Achievement and volunteering throughout numerous programs. She continues to give back throughout numerous organizations.

Shandra is both friendly and self-assured. Through her varied experiences, she has gained exceptional knowledge, leadership and communication skills. She takes pride in developing professional relationships including with her students. Indeed her positive attitude, empathy and encouragement help to ensure each student feels comfortable learning from day one to the driver’s road test. Watching her students’ progress and grow as competent drivers and as individuals throughout the program highlights Shandra’s love of her career as a driving instructor. Shandra feels very grateful and looks forward to working with students for many years to come!


Debbie Thomas

Course Instructor


  • Antigonish

  • New Glasgow

  • Port Hawkesbury

Lorraine White & Kevin Knocton

Driving Instructors


  • Antigonish

  • New Glasgow

  • Port Hawkesbury

Our key focus is to create a welcoming and safe environment for every student.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to get private lessons instead of completing the full course?2019-10-18T19:15:57-03:00

Yes, private lessons are available. $60 per session.

Do I need to pay for my packages all at once?2020-01-07T15:21:06-04:00

Yes, payment plans are available. Please visit our Prices Page

Do I need to take the full driver education course?2019-10-18T19:10:46-03:00

No you do not. Many benefits are found in completing the full course including: maximum insurance discounts, reduction in waiting period, theory and in car instruction by a government certified instructor.

Do I only need the driving time with you to complete my final road test?2020-01-07T15:27:19-04:00

Practice is highly recommended. The skills you learn throughout the course need to be implemented regularly.

How many classes do I have to attend?2020-01-07T15:29:56-04:00

The program consists of 25 hours in class and must be completed. We offer weekend and after school classes.

How many in car lessons must I complete?2020-01-07T15:30:58-04:00

The full driver education course consists of minimum 10 in car lessons. Different packages are available to meet your needs.

What age can I begin Driver Education?2019-10-18T19:14:13-03:00

You can begin the course prior to your 16th birthday as you will begin with the in class portion of the course.

What happens if I miss an in-class session?2019-10-18T19:14:40-03:00

If you are unable to attend an in-class session you can attend that session during the following course.

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Payment Plans are available!


Here’s what our happy drivers had to say about our services:

“My son took his driver training through Master Driving School, and he had a wonderful experience. The instructor was very knowledgeable, organized, and very motivating. She was reliable, and had a wonderful way of teaching, with many great tips, and positive feedback. I highly recommend this driver training school.”
Lisa King Burt

Some of our students who have received their licence…

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