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EST. BOLTON

Inspiring Music
Since 1832

Inspiring music for almost 200 years, Booths has seen music influenced from the classical and romantic periods through jazz, dance band and into modern times. We have guided thousands of students and musicians into a lifetime of musical enjoyment either through the scores of dedicated tutors or from retail sales.

With the added introduction of online tutoring to our popular on-site service, we endeavour to be no less committed to provide you with the benefit of our experience in fulfilling your own personal musical journey.   

Here we list our students’ most recent achievements. To see the full list of outstanding results and performances, please click the link below. 

Guitar success!

Congrats go out to Nick’s guitar student Tobi for a fantastic merit result in his debut grade!

Grade 8 92%

A special mention and a massive well done to James’ drummer and long time student Johanne for a fantastic 92%

Grade 3 Violin

A distinction result for Matt’s violin student Dean in his grade 3 Trinity exam, well done Dean!

Drum Success!

Congratulations to all James’ students who have achieved their grades over xmas, including Hannah, Toby and Tristan with 2 grade

Congrats Rishy!

Audreys piano student Rishy has achieved his grade 3 Trinity certificate, well done Rishy!

Grade 2s Done!

A big shout out and congrats to Mike’s piano students Inessa and Manoug, who recently achieved and pass and merit

Well done Lily!

A huge well done goes to Jane’s piano student Lily for passing her grade 1 ABRSM piano exam!

Grade 5 Vocals

Congratulations to Audrey’s singing student Eesha for a fantastic Merit result in her grade 5 Trinity singing exam!

Tutors Wanted! 

If you are interested in joining the tuition team here at Booths and being part of the shops’s near 200 year history, please feel free to drop in for a chat or send your CV over to info@boothsmusic.co.uk.

Due to growing demand we have extra teacher vacancies for the following instruments: 

  • Woodwind
  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Cello

Inspiring music in Bolton since 1832

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Vouchers

Gift Vouchers, Lessons & Setups

Music Lessons

All instruments covered one-to-one tuition

Instrument Repairs

Professional setups, services & restorations

News & Offers

The latest from our social media

The Shop & History

What we sell & our almost 200-year history

Recording Studio

Ideal for singer songwriters & small groups

Here we list our students’ most recent achievements. To see the full list of outstanding results and performances, please click the link below.

Guitar success!

Congrats go out to Nick’s guitar student Tobi for a fantastic merit result in his debut grade!

Grade 8 92%

A special mention and a massive well done to James’ drummer and long time student Johanne for a fantastic 92% Distinction in his final grade exam!

Grade 3 Violin

A distinction result for Matt’s violin student Dean in his grade 3 Trinity exam, well done Dean!

Drum Success!

Congratulations to all James’ students who have achieved their grades over xmas, including Hannah, Toby and Tristan with 2 grade 4s and 6 respectively.

Congrats Rishy!

Audreys piano student Rishy has achieved his grade 3 Trinity certificate, well done Rishy!

Grade 2s Done!

A big shout out and congrats to Mike’s piano students Inessa and Manoug, who recently achieved and pass and merit in their grade 2 piano exams!

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in joining the tuition team here at Booths and being part of the shops’s near 200 year history, please feel free to drop in for a chat or send your CV over to info@boothsmusic.co.uk.

We currently have teacher vacancies for the following instruments: 

  • Woodwind
  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Cello

Latest News & Offers

3 days ago
Booth's Music

Drop your guitar in for a set up or restring in March and take advantage of these fantastic Rotosound Music Strings offers.

If you struggle to find the time to get into town, we will happily collect and deliver your instrument from and to your door. Please visit www.boothsmusic.co.uk for more details on all our repair and maintenance services.

#musicshop #musicalrepairs #InstrumentRepairs #guitarsetup #rotosoundstrings #rotosound #guitarrepair #music #bolton #est1832
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Drop your guitar in for a set up or restring in March and take advantage of these fantastic Rotosound Music Strings offers.

If you struggle to find the time to get into town, we will happily collect and deliver your instrument from and to your door. Please visit www.boothsmusic.co.uk for more details on all our repair and maintenance services. 

#musicshop #musicalrepairs #InstrumentRepairs #guitarsetup #rotosoundstrings #rotosound #guitarrepair #music #bolton #est1832
4 days ago
Booth's Music

Hey everybody! There are still a few days to get your guesstimate answers in for our "HOW MANY SETS OF STRINGS ARE IN TONY’S BIN" competition. The winner with the closest guess will be announced this Saturday, 2nd March, and will win a whole bundle of free strings and other goodies from Rotosound Music Strings.

Watch the video here – youtu.be/WtAbEPnNv6k?si=bBbdONKNKACjLM_L – and get your answers in!!!

#rotosound #rotosoundstrings #musicshop #musicrepairs #InstrumentRepairs #guitarsetup #luthier #music #bolton #est1832
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Hey everybody! There are still a few days to get your guesstimate answers in for our HOW MANY SETS OF STRINGS ARE IN TONYS BIN competition. The winner with the closest guess will be announced this Saturday, 2nd March, and will win a whole bundle of free strings and other goodies from Rotosound Music Strings.

Watch the video here - https://youtu.be/WtAbEPnNv6k?si=bBbdONKNKACjLM_L - and get your answers in!!!

#rotosound #rotosoundstrings #musicshop #musicrepairs #InstrumentRepairs #guitarsetup #luthier #music #bolton #est1832

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5 days ago
Booth's Music

Here’s a cool video of F3INT paying their track "Waves" down at The Ramp Horwich last Saturday. Cam and Ted have been coming to Booth’s for years and years. It’s great to see up and coming bands like this developing their musicianship and getting out gigging.

Was a pleasure to speak to Ivan from the Ramp on Friday while over at Bolton FM. There are so many big things in the pipeline and lets hope that young Bolton bands can take advantage of this fantastic new performance space.

#livemusic #f3int #youngbands #upandcoming #Music #bolton #horwich #theramp
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1 week ago
Booth's Music

Colin will be visiting Bolton FM later today to have a chat with Brad about how learning to play an instrument can be benefitial in many ways, and all the positivity that music can provide. Theremay also be details about the "Guess how many string sets are in Tony’s bin" competition and upcoming promotions that we are running in conjunction with Rotosound Music Strings.

Also on the show, Ivan Crompton will be chatting about various events that are happening locally, including Right To Roam Bolton Festival and other gigs at The Ramp Horwich.

Tune in to 96.5FM or listen online from around 15:30.

#radio #BoltonFM #musicshop #music #rotosoundstrings #guitarsetup #musicalrepairs #InstrumentRepairs
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Colin will be visiting Bolton FM later today to have a chat with Brad about how learning to play an instrument can be benefitial in many ways, and all the positivity that music can provide. Theremay also be details about the Guess how many string sets are in Tonys bin competition and upcoming promotions that we are running in conjunction with Rotosound Music Strings. 

Also on the show, Ivan Crompton will be chatting about various events that are happening locally, including Right To Roam Bolton Festival and other gigs at The Ramp Horwich.

Tune in to 96.5FM or listen online from around 15:30.

#radio #BoltonFM #musicshop #music #rotosoundstrings #guitarsetup #musicalrepairs #InstrumentRepairs
1 week ago
Booth's Music

Did you know we can pickup and return your instrument to you and from your door? Collection times are currently offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. This service covers Bolton and surrounding areas.

Please click the link to our repairs page for more information on this service – boothsmusic.co.uk/instrument-repairs-at-booths/

#InstrumentRepairs #musicalinstrumentrepair #guitarsetup #musicshop #bolton #est1832
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Did you know we can pickup and return your instrument to you and from your door? Collection times are currently offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. This service covers Bolton and surrounding areas. 

Please click the link to our repairs page for more information on this service - https://boothsmusic.co.uk/instrument-repairs-at-booths/

#InstrumentRepairs #musicalinstrumentrepair #guitarsetup #musicshop #bolton #est1832

Music Lessons at Booths

If you already know your chosen instrument and simply want to check availability, either phone us on 01204 522908 or fill in the enquiry form below.

Alternatively, discover more through the links below.

Drums

Three dedicated drum rooms for all styles.

Guitar

Electric, acoustic, bass, classical & uke.

Piano

Any age, all styles, all exam boards covered.

Vocals

Singing for fun, exams or professional work.

Strings

Expert tutors for violin, viola and more.

Brass

Availability for trumpet, cornet, trombone & more.

Woodwind

Saxophone, clarinet, flute lessons all covered.

Piano

Any age, all styles, all exam boards covered.

Guitar

Electric, acoustic, bass, classical & uke.

Drums

Three dedicated drum rooms for all styles.

Vocals

Singing for fun, exams or professional work.

Strings

Expert tutors for violin, viola and more.

Woodwind

Saxophone, clarinet, flute lessons all covered.

Brass

Availability for trumpet, cornet, trombone and more.

Read more about the tuition process here at Booths, what to consider and how to book in for music lessons in store or online. Click the icon above to read more. 

We teach all popular instruments in various styles. All lessons at Booths are one-to-one to provide maximum productivity. All exam boards covered. Click the icon above to read more. 

Read through all the individual profiles of over 30 enthusiastic and experienced music tutors across all instruments as well as the staff here at Booths. Click the icon above to read more. 

Read through our latest student achievements at our Bolton centre as well as testimonials from musicians and customers.

STUDENT INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC

Discover our own Booths Music range of student guitars, brass, woodwind and violins and see what sheet music we have in stock. 

Booths is proud to be an official RSL (Rockschool) exam centre, welcoming hundreds of enthusiastic candidates every year.

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    On-Site Music Lessons

    Read more about how our on-site music lessons work at our Bolton centre. Simply fill in the enquiry form below and we'll find a weekly day and time that works for you. These include after school times until 9pm, Saturdays and Sundays.

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    The Shop

    Discover more about BOOTHS

    Read more about our stock and history.

    The UK's oldest music retailer in the same family since 1832

    Booths Music shop is situated on Churchgate in Bolton and has been one of Bolton’s leading musical instrument shops since 1832. It was Mr. James Booth, who is the great, great, great, great grandfather of the present owners who originally founded the music shop. His passion for music has been passed down through the generations and to all our expert staff and music tutors.

    Our music shop stocks a wide range of new and preowned musical instruments and accessories from guitar tutor books, banjo’s and electric violins to guitars, brass and woodwind instruments. We also have a workshop instore and can help with all musical instrument repairs and restoriations including professional guitar set ups.

    Booths Student Instruments

    Student Guitar Range

    These new products are of good quality and will see you a student happily through to intermediate level.

    From £75.00

    Booths Woodwind Instruments

    Discover our range of woodwind instruments including student saxophones, flutes and clarinets. 

    From £159

    Student, Intermediate & Advanced Violins

    Upon delivery, all sizes of beginner violins are taken to the workroom where each and every one is individually set up.

    From £99

    Booths Brass Instruments

    Perfect for the beginner brass player, discover our individually-checked trumpets and cornets. 

    From £179

    Recording Studio

    Booths Music has an in-built recording studio, available to hire with engineer for only £50 per hour.

    Previously known as Talent Pool, our studio is ideal for singer songwriters, smaller groups and any project that needs a professional recording, including music, voice-over work and more. Sessions in the studio are £50 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours. If you wish to enquire, please click the read more button below where you can fill in our contact form. 

    Store & Tuition Opening Times

    TEMPORARY COVID-19 STORE TIMES

    MONDAY: 10:00 am – 16:00 pm

    TUESDAY:  CLOSED

    WEDNESDAY: 10:00 am – 16:00 pm

    THURSDAY: CLOSED

    FRIDAY: 10:00 am – 16:00 pm

    SATURDAY: 10:00 am – 16:00 pm

    SUNDAY: CLOSED

    Please note, lessons are only available online for the time being until in-store teaching is deemed safe to do so.

    STORE TIMES

    MONDAY: 10:00 am – 18:00 pm

    TUESDAY: 10:00 am – 18:00 pm

    WEDNESDAY: 10:00 am – 18:00 pm

    THURSDAY: 10:00 am – 18:00 pm

    FRIDAY: 10:00 am – 17:30 pm

    SATURDAY: 09:00 am – 17:30 pm

    SUNDAY: Open December 10th, 17th & 24th 2023 11:00 – 15:00

    Please note, whilst the shop closes at 6pm during the week, the school however stays open until 9pm.

    TUITION HOURS

    MONDAY: 10:00 am – 21:00 pm

    TUESDAY: 10:00 am – 21:00 pm

    WEDNESDAY: 10:00 am – 21:00 pm

    THURSDAY: 10:00 am – 21:00 pm

    FRIDAY: 10:00 am – 18:00 pm

    SATURDAY: 09:00 am – 17:30 pm

    SUNDAY: CLOSED

    Please note, tuition closing times may vary from week to week dependent on teacher schedules.

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    GET IN TOUCH

    For any general enquiries please fill in the form below, call 01204 522908 or come in store.

    Booths Music
    17 Churchgate, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1HU 

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    info@boothsmusic.co.uk

    Give us a call
    01204 522908

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