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.

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
  • Brass
  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Cello

Inspiring music in Bolton since 1832

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
  • Brass
  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Cello

Latest News & Offers

23 hours ago
Booth's Music

As the academic year is now well under way, there have been a number of tutors here at Booth’s Music who have sadly had to leave their teaching positions to pursue their careers and future pursuits.

While it is indeed very sad to say "GOOD BYE and GOOD LUCK", it has been an absolute pleasure to work along side these four very talented and wonderful individuals. The skills and cheer brought to Booth’s Music and of course differences made to the musical enjoyment of countless pupils during their time here is immeasurable.

From all of us here, we wish the very best of luck to Andy Ainscough, Anna Budhi, Laura Aspinall and Lucy Currid. It’s great to see nice people deservedly doing well in life and following their dreams.

ANDY is well known for his love of academia, literature and theatre. Having just completed his PhD at Lancaster University, he has been offered an increased role lecturing within the University.

Also being a very studious person, ANNA has elected to dedicate time to complete her PhD in the field of philosophy and religion.

Temporarily, LAURA has taken a break from piano tuition while she brings her and James’ son into the world, which is the second grandchild of Tony and Jean Aspinall.

And finally, but certainly not least of all, LUCY has been accepted at Cambridge University and is heading down to study in the field of music.

Thank you all for your very valued contribution to the tuition services here at Booth’s Music. And of course, massive 🎈 CONGRATULATIONS 🎈 are in order all ’round.

#goodluck #congratulations #welldone #thankyou
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Good luck and well done to all of you.

Good luck to you all. Especially to Andy and Laura from my old days of gossiping in the kitchen on a Saturday morning back in the day. Xxxxx

Lovely to see the appreciation you have for those in your domain and best of luck to those who are leaving 👏💐👏💐👏

Good luck!😎

All the very best of everything to you all , especially Laura and baba Aspinall xx 🎶

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2 weeks ago
Booth's Music

In response to an overwhelming demand for music lesson bookings over recent weeks, we are actively seeking new tutors to join the team here at Booth’s Music.

Our existing tutors deliver a very high standard of one-to-one music tuition with a reputation for attaining outstanding exam success and guiding students to make progress in their chosen field.

Should you be inquisitive to learn more, please feel free to email your resume along with any other relevant information to info@boothsmusic.co.uk.

Interested parties should have a minimum of a grade eight instrumental qualification from one of the recognised exam boards and MUST be DBS checked.

There are currently pupils on our waiting list for lessons in the following areas:

🎷 Woodwind

🎹 Piano

🎤 Vocals

#musiclessons #musictuition #musicshop #music #bolton
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In response to an overwhelming demand for music lesson bookings over recent weeks, we are actively seeking new tutors to join the team here at Booths Music.Our existing tutors deliver a very high standard of one-to-one music tuition with a reputation for attaining outstanding exam success and guiding students to make progress in their chosen field.Should you be inquisitive to learn more, please feel free to email your resume along with any other relevant information to info@boothsmusic.co.uk.Interested parties should have a minimum of a grade eight instrumental qualification from one of the recognised exam boards and MUST be DBS checked.There are currently pupils on our waiting list for lessons in the following areas:🎷 Woodwind🎹  Piano🎤  Vocals#musiclessons #musictuition #musicshop #music #bolton

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2 weeks ago
Booth's Music

A couple of nice beginner bass models by Chord have recently been delivered from AVSL Group Ltd. There’s the old favourite "P-bass"-style and of course a really cool "Fusion" model.

Please feel free to call down to the store any time and have a try for yourself.

#musicshop #guitarshop #bassguitar #bass #music #bolton #shoplocal #SupportSmallBusiness
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A couple of nice beginner bass models by Chord have recently been delivered from AVSL Group Ltd. Theres the old favourite P-bass-style and of course a really cool Fusion model.Please feel free to call down to the store any time and have a try for yourself.#musicshop #guitarshop #bassguitar #bass #music #bolton #shoplocal #SupportSmallBusiness

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

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    Setups, Damage, Services

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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 12/04/21 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 12/04/21 in accordance with Covid-19 measures. 

      Facebook Reviews

      • 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  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  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  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  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  Have made 2 big purchases in the last year and had a great experience both times, first time i got an honest opinion regarding the acoustics available and was aloud to thoroughly try a clouple of guitars in private, second time eas to purchase an item out of atock and the sales manager went out of his way to vet me exactly what i wanted……. Ill be back

        Paul Gastall Avatar Paul Gastall
        31st May 2018
      • 5 star review  Just wanted to say Thank you again for the excellent repair you have, just done on my old Peavey bass guitar neck. The bass plays great and the neck is now straight as an arrow, which is my personal preference. A great shop run by wonderful people all the best.

        Shawn Luckman Avatar Shawn Luckman
        27th September 2017

        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  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

        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

        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  staff were amazing had an amazing drum kit to practice on <:

        Sean Lythgoe Avatar Sean Lythgoe
        11th July 2016
      • 5 star review  Love it here you are part of the Booths family

        Max Wahid Avatar Max Wahid
        17th July 2016

        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

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

        Al Mather Avatar Al Mather
        17th August 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

        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  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  Amazing friendly service, they have always gone above and beyond to help!! Thoroughly recommend!!!

        Josiah Greenall Avatar Josiah Greenall
        30th May 2018

        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  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

        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  I do drum lessons there every week and its amazing!

        Joel Wolstencroft Avatar Joel Wolstencroft
        30th November 2015

        5 star review  Brilliant people who are always there to share their vast knowledge with customers

        Christine Greenall Avatar Christine Greenall
        22nd January 2015
      • 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  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  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

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

        Leah Wilkinson Avatar Leah Wilkinson
        17th April 2019

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

        Jordan Windram Avatar Jordan Windram
        28th May 2017

      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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