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.   

Covid-19 Information and opening hours

From Wednesday December 2nd, Booths Music will be back open as normal (with usual opening hours) for on-site lessons and retail! In the mean time, the following information applies:

TUITION (5/11/20)

Thank you for all your support during the relaxation of Covid restrictions. Despite our positive efforts to continue with in-store tuition, recent updates to government guidance on private education and leaving the home mean that we have to err on the side of caution and cease all face-to-face lessons. 

Booths have written for clarity to our local mp and should his reply give us the green light to continue, we will reopen the school immediately. For the moment, we encourage where possible online lessons with your tutor and we will keep you updated on any positive changes. We hope to be back up and running as soon as possible. The staff will be in on a daily basis for click-and-collect sales, if you have any questions, please call us on 01204 522908. In the mean time, best wishes and stay safe everyone. 

ROCKSCHOOL (RSL) EXAMS 

Scheduled RSL exam dates for November (27th) and December (9th & 16th) are still going ahead as normal. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or Rockschool directly. 

STORE

From Thursday 5th November, the shop will be closed for click and collect only at the following times:

Monday 11:00 – 14:00
Wednesday: 11:00 – 14:00
Friday: 11:00 – 14:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 14:00

*These hours are the minimal times we will be in the shop, but we will be working and contactable throughout November. If you wish to make a purchase out of these hours don’t hesitate to ask us.*

For enquiries please message us on Facebook at facebook.com/boothsmusic. You can also call 01204 522908 or email the relevant address below.

Christmas gifts and sales: enquiries@boothsmusic.co.uk
For lesson enquiries: lessons@boothsmusic.co.uk
For repairs and general enquiries: info@boothsmusic.co.uk
For sheet music enquiries: music@boothsmusic.co.uk

If you have any other queries, please ask your tutor or direct any enquiries via email, telephone or any of our social media pages.

Thank you to all our loyal customers and friends who have been supportive throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

Inspiring music in Bolton since 1832

Covid-19 Information and opening hours

From Wednesday December 2nd, Booths Music will be back open as normal (with usual opening hours) for on-site lessons and retail! In the mean time, the following information applies:

TUITION (5/11/20)

Thank you for all your support during the relaxation of Covid restrictions. Despite our positive efforts to continue with in-store tuition, recent updates to government guidance on private education and leaving the home mean that we have to err on the side of caution and cease all face-to-face lessons. 

Booths have written for clarity to our local mp and should his reply give us the green light to continue, we will reopen the school immeditately. For the moment, we encourage where possible online lessons with your tutor and we will keep you updated on any positive changes. We hope to be back up and running as soon as possible. The staff will be in on a daily basis for click-and-collect sales, if you have any questions, please call us on 01204 522908. In the mean time, best wishes and stay safe everyone. 

ROCKSCHOOL (RSL) EXAMS

Scheduled RSL exam dates for November (27th) and December (9th & 16th) are still going ahead as normal. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or Rockschool directly. 

STORE

From Thursday 5th November, the shop will be closed for click and collect only at the following times:

Monday 11:00 – 13:00
Wednesday: 11:00 – 13:00
Friday: 11:00 – 13:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 13:00

*These hours are the minimal times we will be in the shop, but we will be working and contactable throughout November. If you wish to make a purchase out of these hours don’t hesitate to ask us.*

For enquiries please message us on Facebook at facebook.com/boothsmusic. You can also call 01204 522908 or email the relevant address below.

Christmas gifts and sales: enquiries@boothsmusic.co.uk
For lesson enquiries: lessons@boothsmusic.co.uk
For repairs and general enquiries: info@boothsmusic.co.uk
For sheet music enquiries: music@boothsmusic.co.uk

If you have any other queries, please ask your tutor or direct any enquiries via email, telephone or any of our social media pages.

Thank you to all our loyal customers and friends who have been supportive throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

Latest News & Offers

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2 hours ago

Booth's Music

We have a couple of these iDance "Sing" units in stock that could make really special Xmas presents for any budding young singers out there.

These compact amplifiers come supplied with a microphone and are compatible with most audio devices to provide a backing track to sing along to. The colourful lightshow feature responds to dynamics in the music.

Please feel free to call down and have a closer look – the iDance amps are reduced from £69.99 to £45.00.
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1 day ago

Booth's Music

We’ve got a couple of these Tanglewood Guitars "Blackbird" sloped-shoulder models left in stock before they’ve gone for good. Please feel free to call down and have a closer look while we still have some.

Here is me attempting to play some blues with a Star Singer Slides ceramic slide from Stones Music. I’m no blues player at all but our friend Andrew made a request so this is the best I can manage for now.

#musicshop #bolton #acousticguitar #slide #blues #dropdtuning #music #boltontowncentre #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness
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Hi Collin,I enjoyed your blues playing,it's cool dude,thanx.Andyx)

1 day ago

Booth's Music

Check out these really cool matt black Chord "Strat"-style electric guitars from AVSL Group Ltd. Absolutely ideal for any beginner guitarist who wants to stand out from the crowd. Please feel free to call down to the shop any time and have a loser look or browse our selection of electric guitars.
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Check out these really cool matt black Chord Strat-style electric guitars from AVSL Group Ltd. Absolutely ideal for any beginner guitarist who wants to stand out from the crowd. Please feel free to call down to the shop any time and have a loser look or browse our selection of electric guitars.
#musicshop #electricguitar #guitar #stratcopy #boltontowncentre #bolton #music #shoplocal #SupportSmallBusiness

2 days ago

Booth's Music

The Baton Rouge V2C-SUN eight string tenor ukulele by Stones Music is definitely one of the most interesting instruments that we sell. It’s a lot of fun to play and provides a HUGE tone. Please feel free to call down to the shop and take a closer look.

Thank you for supporting your town centre music shop.

#musicshop #bolton #ukulele #BatonRouge #music #boltontowncentre #SupportSmallBusiness #shoplocal
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Hi Collin,yeah dude,I really enjoyed that, Cheers man!

Ring of Fire? You'll set the uke on fire playing at that speed! 😂 Great stuff

2 days ago

Booth's Music

There are some fantastic ukuleles in stock at the moment, here’s a small selection of interesting models from our friends at Stones Music and Tanglewood Guitars.

Please feel free to call down to the shop any time and have a browse or a try of any ukuleles that we have on display. You can safely use one of our private tuition studios to spend some time with the instruments and see what appeals to you individually.

Thank you for supporting your town centre music shop.

#musicshop #bolton #ukulele #BatonRouge #kaiukulele #tanglewood #music #boltontowncentre #SupportSmallBusiness #shoplocal
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There are some fantastic ukuleles in stock at the moment, heres a small selection of interesting models from our friends at Stones Music and Tanglewood Guitars.  Please feel free to call down to the shop any time and have a browse or a try of any ukuleles that we have on display. You can safely use one of our private tuition studios to spend some time with the instruments and see what appeals to you individually.  Thank you for supporting your town centre music shop.  #musicshop #bolton #ukulele #batonrouge #kaiukulele #tanglewood #music #boltontowncentre #SupportSmallBusiness #shoplocalImage attachmentImage attachment

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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    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.

    Online Music Lessons

    Discover more about our online music lessons, available throughout the week. We use Zoom technology to arrange one-to-one lessons with all popular instruments at a day and time that is convenient for you.

    Faye Woodwind Lessons

    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.

    Online Music Lessons

    Discover more about our online music lessons, available throughout the week. We use Zoom technology to arrange one-to-one lessons with all popular instruments at a day and time that is convenient for you.

    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

    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 £54.99

    Booths Woodwind Instruments

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

    From £149

    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

    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

    Services & Setups

    Setups, Damage, Services

    Expert Electronics Repair

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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. 

      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: CLOSED

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

      Updated times 2/9/20 in accordance with Covid-19 measures. 

      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.

      Updated times 2/9/20 in accordance with Covid-19 measures. 

      Facebook Reviews

      • positive review  Simply the best as the song goes………

        Al Mather Avatar Al Mather
        17th August 2018

        positive review  Nick is an awesome teacher very patient with my son toby and has a good laugh teaches at the students pace but knows when to push hard and show my son he can do things

        Craig Morrison Avatar Craig Morrison
        23rd November 2019

        5 star review  Helpful. Trustworthy. Honest. These 3 words sum up the service and excellence of Booths. Will recommend to one and all.

        James 'Edward' Mcpherson Avatar James ‘Edward’ Mcpherson
        9th September 2017

        5 star review  I do drum lessons there every week and its amazing!

        Joel Wolstencroft Avatar Joel Wolstencroft
        30th November 2015

        5 star review  Fantastic shop with great staff. If theres anything i need for my musical endevours then its Booths i go to.

        Seann Grogann Avatar Seann Grogann
        30th May 2018

        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
      • 5 star review  Excellent customer service and another great bargain from the Booths Brothers.

        Cash Wallwork Avatar Cash Wallwork
        24th March 2018

        positive review  its were James Rock 11 Gets his Guitar fixed staff are well cool

        James Rock Avatar James Rock
        1st November 2019

        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  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  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

        positive review  Excellent guitar lessons for my son. He’s made more progress in 3 weeks than 2 yrs at school in a mixed group!!

        Dan Davies Avatar Dan Davies
        11th March 2020
      • 5 star review  staff were amazing had an amazing drum kit to practice on <:

        Sean Lythgoe Avatar Sean Lythgoe
        11th July 2016

        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  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  excellent store took my brian may red special replica in for repair today very helpful staff

        Joe Threlfall Avatar Joe Threlfall
        16th March 2015

        5 star review  Great place to buy any instrument, very helpful and friendly staff.

        Daniel Liptrott Avatar Daniel Liptrott
        19th March 2013

        5 star review  Friendly local music shop. Knowledgeable staff, always have the bits in that you need. Impressive collection of strings, straps, accessories, and various instruments. I’ve even had luck buying a Floyd Rose saddle block from here, something you’d usually have to get on eBay.

        James Kershaw Avatar James Kershaw
        30th May 2018
      • 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

        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

        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  Unfaultable. Always has everything I need in stock and the staff are always willing to assist. From the small things of kazoos and harmonicas to guitar restringing I have been helped with everything. Highly recommendable and a joy to see a local business doing so well.keep up the great work.

        Tony Tank Dooley Avatar Tony Tank Dooley
        9th September 2017

        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  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  Awesome products and the staff are awesome to everyone that walks through the door. Highly recommend these lot �

        Chris Unsworth Avatar Chris Unsworth
        30th May 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

        positive review  Excellent staff who really look after their customers

        Deepest Shabz Avatar Deepest Shabz
        13th September 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

        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  Lovely

        Alexandria Langford-Taylor Avatar Alexandria Langford-Taylor
        9th August 2014

      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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