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 introduction of online tutoring we endeavour to be no less committed to giving you the benefit of our experience in fulfilling your own personal musical journey.   

Covid-19 Information and opening hours

To all our friends. Lessons in store at Booths are now unfortunately unavailable. However, most tutors are offering virtual lessons to current and new students. To enquire about 30 minute lessons online, please email info@boothsmusic.co.uk or enquire via Facebook.

Regarding the shop, we are now open for business from 10-14:00 on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays until further notice. Our very best wishes are extended to all our much valued customers through this period. Repairs can be dropped in during these hours. 

Updates will be published as often as necessary. Please email info@boothsmusic.co.uk for more information. Our telephone 01204 522908 is currently manned only during these open hours. 

Inspiring music in Bolton since 1832

Latest coronavirus update, 16/06/20

To all our friends. Lessons in store at Booths are now unfortunately unavailable. However, most tutors are offering virtual lessons to current and new students. To enquire about 30 minute lessons online, please email info@boothsmusic.co.uk or enquire via Facebook.

Regarding the shop, we are now open for business from 10-14:00 on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays until further notice. Our very best wishes are extended to all our much valued customers through this period. Repairs can be dropped in during these hours. 

Updates will be published as often as necessary. Please email info@boothsmusic.co.uk for more information. Our telephone 01204 522908 is currently manned only during these open hours. 

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.

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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. 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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The Shop

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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.

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Repairs

INSTRUMENT AND ELECTRONIC REPAIRS

Conducted at our Bolton workshop, Booths Music’s instrument repair service covers everything from professional guitar setups, instrument restoration and all manner of musical instrument repairs.

From £40 + Strings

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Recording Studio

Booths Music has an in-built recording studio, available to hire with engineer for only £30 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 £30 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. 

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Hello everybody. Booth’s Music will be open again on SATURDAY from 10:00 until 14:00 to assist with all your musical needs.

If are looking to purchase a new instrument, are in urgent need of accessories, have an instrument desperate for service or repair or have any other requirements, please feel free to call down to the shop or call 01204 522 908 during opening hours.

Please also direct your enquiries via email or any of our social media pages.
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Hello everybody. Booths Music will be open again on SATURDAY from 10:00 until 14:00 to assist with all your musical needs.

If are looking to purchase a new instrument, are in urgent need of accessories, have an instrument desperate for service or repair or have any other requirements, please feel free to call down to the shop or call 01204 522 908 during opening hours.

Please also direct your enquiries via email or any of our social media pages.
#music #shop #bolton #instruments #accessories #repairs

3 days ago

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Great new products from our friends at Stones Music, and a little competition you can take part in.
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5 days ago

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Good Morning dear friends and customers. The shop will be open again TODAY from 10:00 until 14:00 to assist with all your musical needs.

If are looking to purchase a new instrument, are in urgent need of accessories, have an instrument desperate for service or repair or have any other requirements, please feel free to call down to the shop or call 01204 522 908 during opening hours.

Please also direct your enquiries via email or any of our social media pages.
#music #shop #bolton #instruments #accessories #repairs

You could also pick up some tasty food from our friends and neighbours at Taste Of Greece while you’re down here.
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Good Morning dear friends and customers. The shop will be open again TODAY from 10:00 until 14:00 to assist with all your musical needs. 

If are looking to purchase a new instrument, are in urgent need of accessories, have an instrument desperate for service or repair or have any other requirements, please feel free to call down to the shop or call 01204 522 908 during opening hours. 

Please also direct your enquiries via email or any of our social media pages.
#music #shop #bolton #instruments #accessories #repairs

You could also pick up some tasty food from our friends and neighbours at Taste Of Greece while youre down here.

5 days ago

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One of our incredibly talented vocal students Kallea McKee Music is about release her debut single on the 10th July. Well done Kallea, this is an amazing achievement. See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

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New D’Addario UK and Jim Dunlop Guitar Products treatment for Colin’s acoustic guitar. If you like heavy strings, we stock this gauge as standard and have all popular ranges of Dunlop picks in stock. See MoreSee Less

Facebook Reviews

  • 5 star review  Although I’ve only visited twice I’d definitely recommend any music enthusiast to visit. A friendly group of staff who’ll happily let you try out any instrument you’re interested in as well as their other services listed on their website, just google Booths Music and it’ll be the first one. I’ll certainly be returning for any future needs.

    Daniel Chapman Avatar Daniel Chapman
    30th June 2015

    positive review  My daughter as been having singing ???? lesson from rob, Iv got to say I’m very impressed with his lessons and the patience he has with my daughter, she has only been having lessons for the last few months but I’m so impressed with what she’s achieved so far. Thank you Rob I can’t wait to see the outcome this time next year can’t thank you enough for all your patience with her

    Julie Dorne Leigh Avatar Julie Dorne Leigh
    30th August 2019

    5 star review  To me and Ken they are more like family then teachers and shop owners, everyone is so friendly, Ken and love them all, They are very special people, Sadly Ken is no longer here, but lm sure he will agree, we always looked forward to Our lessons.

    Dolores Evans Attard Avatar Dolores Evans Attard
    6th December 2016

    positive review  fabulous vocal teacher, John. They also teach musical instruments.

    Leah Wilkinson Avatar Leah Wilkinson
    17th April 2019

    positive review  Amazing teachers and it’s great for getting guitars Amps violins trumpets flutes clarinets Personal experience I have been at booths for a few years and they have always helped me , I have done my grade 8 recently and I can say that the teachers there are super friendly and positive

    Derek Williams Avatar Derek Williams
    13th November 2019

    5 star review  Tricky problem with my guitar, but they stuck with it and sorted it. Lovely people too.

    Ronan O Callaghan Avatar Ronan O Callaghan
    14th July 2017
  • 5 star review  Best music shop in the world great staff great atmosphere – deserves every ounce of business it gets

    Paul Meagher Avatar Paul Meagher
    26th October 2015

    positive review  Friendly and enthusiastic staff. Great to hear music being taught in the back rooms too! Highly recommend to anyone looking to use their local music shop!

    Don Logie Avatar Don Logie
    27th October 2018

    5 star review  Lovely shop, have always visited booths music in Bolton to pick up gear! very friendly and helpful staff too!

    Luke McColl PT Avatar Luke McColl PT
    12th April 2018

    5 star review  I have always had great service from Booth’s and all the staff, be it buying new or having repairs or refurbished. Always a happy atmosphere and a warm welcome and very expert advice.

    Gavin Walker Avatar Gavin Walker
    12th April 2018

    5 star review  Great and friendly staff. Been having singing lessons here for a while with John, and they’re great too! Excellent local shop.

    Lewis Dean Avatar Lewis Dean
    27th February 2018

    5 star review  Love it here you are part of the Booths family

    Max Wahid Avatar Max Wahid
    17th July 2016
  • 5 star review  Lovely people, great instruments & services, great knowledge & experience! Top class place for all your musical needs! :-D★★★★

    Gemma Taylor Avatar Gemma Taylor
    18th September 2013

    5 star review  My 8 year old came in on Sunday for his first guitar lesson with James. At 12.00 he had to be told that he was holding his guitar the wrong way round and at 12.30 he came home to show his Mum he could play Jurassic World!!!! He’s full of enthusiasm and cant wait for next week. Thank you.

    Barry Watson Avatar Barry Watson
    16th July 2018

    positive review  Great place , I didn’t even know it exsisted! We attended for my son’s RSL grade exam. Everyone was so welcoming and looked after us. Great facilities nice rooms with lots of interesting instruments. Thank you! will definitely be returning!!

    Claire Daniels Avatar Claire Daniels
    26th February 2020

    5 star review  My 4 year old son started drum lessons with james and he loves it. Great teacher great place to learn �

    Suzanne Coleman Avatar Suzanne Coleman
    28th December 2016

    5 star review  My daughter has been going to guitar lessons and has come on leaps n bounds in a short time. Tutors and staff are so friendly it’s great. Would recommend anyone to start lessons here or just go in and look around lots to offer.

    Leanne Ailsa Rowles Avatar Leanne Ailsa Rowles
    15th February 2017

    5 star review  Always been really helpful,friendly staff.Any sheet music ordered has arrived as promised. Used recently for guitar (James) and piano (Tom) lessons and very happy. Instrument repair service used today which was brilliant and got us out of a big hole!

    Rachel Carr Avatar Rachel Carr
    29th March 2018
  • 5 star review  Always excellent service from excellent staff. Great info and advice and the best guitar set ups I’ve had! Serving us well for years and years, and here’s to many more.

    Joe Lomax Avatar Joe Lomax
    30th May 2018

    5 star review  Very amenable staff, friendly atmosphere, extensive range of accessories, both new and used, also have a workshop where they will knock you up some bespoke pieces if needed. Also were kind enough to let me advertise in shop for no fee, it just doesn’t get any better than this really.

    Mighty-swob Swobbenitsky Avatar Mighty-swob Swobbenitsky
    30th May 2018

    positive review  The atmosphere, the students, the teachers, the life, the passion, the building, what’s not to like

    Ruth Kay Avatar Ruth Kay
    27th October 2019

    5 star review  Great place for lessons, confidence with guitar has skyrocketed since starting with nick, recommend it to anyone

    Jordan Windram Avatar Jordan Windram
    28th May 2017

    5 star review  So many positives about this shop. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. If you need any advice or fancy learning an instrument, these guys will make you feel comfortable while helping you out. They always have some great offers and will sort out your essentials to keep you going. Top marks folks

    Daniel Godwin Avatar Daniel Godwin
    30th May 2018

    5 star review  A most friendly and warm local store, well stocked with a veritable fountain of instruments and accessories. Experienced and knowledgeable staff

    Steven Luke Avatar Steven Luke
    30th May 2018
  • positive review  Excellent staff who really look after their customers

    Deepest Shabz Avatar Deepest Shabz
    13th September 2019

    5 star review  Been coming to the shop since I was a kid, always loved it in there – lovely staff, reasonable pricing and always something mad to look at!

    Johnny Wood Avatar Johnny Wood
    30th May 2018

    5 star review  Lots of instruments,knowledgable friendly staff, would recommend to any musician, well worth a visit

    Garry Moores Avatar Garry Moores
    10th January 2017

    positive review  It’s so great that we have this amazing music shop in Bolton. They do instrument repairs, they even repair oboes. Thank you so much to Tony for making such an effort to repair my oboe quickly in the middle of a stressful week. Such friendly, helpful staff.

    Jackie Tomlinson Avatar Jackie Tomlinson
    15th February 2020

    positive review  Been there the best part of my life, learnt to play guitar there. Bought three brilliant guitars from Booths. Staff are very friendly!

    Oliver Johnson Avatar Oliver Johnson
    27th December 2019

    5 star review  Great shop and tuition in all things musical run by lovely people. What more can I say?

    Hilary Gregory Avatar Hilary Gregory
    13th September 2016

Store & Tuition Opening Times

TEMPORARY COVID-19 STORE TIMES

MONDAY: 10:00 am – 14:00 pm

TUESDAY:  CLOSED

WEDNESDAY: 10:00 am – 14:00 pm

THURSDAY: CLOSED

FRIDAY: 10:00 am – 14:00 pm

SATURDAY: 10:00 am – 14:00 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 11-16:00 over Xmas

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: 11:00 am – 16:00 pm

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

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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01204 522908

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