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

** Update 12/04/21 **

We are delighted to be back open for lessons and retail! Please call 01204 522908, email info@boothsmusic.co.uk or call in store with any queries. 

TUITION (12/04/21)

Both on-site and online tuition services are available to book now. Please speak to your tutor or for any new students wishing to enquire, please get in touch online, by phone or in person. 

ROCKSCHOOL (RSL) EXAMS 

Scheduled RSL exam dates are still going ahead as normal. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or Rockschool directly.

STORE

The store is now open under normal opening hours. Please pop in or call with any queries. 

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

** Update 12/04/21 **

We are delighted to be back open for lessons and retail! Please call 01204 522908, email info@boothsmusic.co.uk or call in store with any queries. 

TUITION (12/04/21)

Both on-site and online tuition services are available to book now. Please speak to your tutor or for any new students wishing to enquire, please get in touch online, by phone or in person. 

ROCKSCHOOL (RSL) EXAMS 

Scheduled RSL exam dates are still going ahead as normal. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or Rockschool directly.

STORE

The store is now open under normal opening hours. Please pop in or call with any queries. 

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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9 hours ago
Check out these really cool Perris guitar picks featuring colourful designs of the "Emoji" characters as well as Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and other themes.

These gift sets come attractively packaged and make for special presents or a lively addition to your own plectrum collection.

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Check out these really cool Perris guitar picks featuring colourful designs of the Emoji characters as well as Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and other themes.  These gift sets come attractively packaged and make for special presents or a lively addition to your own plectrum collection.  #musicshop #plectrums #picks #guitarpicks #music #bolton #shoplocal #supportlocal #pinkfloyd #ironmaiden #emoji
14 hours ago
Tuesday 22nd July 2021 Road Closure Update.

Music lessons will be taking place as normal tonight during the Churchgate and Bradshawgate road closure from 18:00. This is to allow for improved road safety during the England football match.

Bolton Council have kindly permitted any parents and students to have vehicular access to Churchgate via the "Controlled Access Point" on the junction with Great Moor Street. All those with appointments at Booth’s Music should notify the stewards on the barriers and will be able to drive around to drop children off.

Furthermore, the parking bays on Churchbank will be available for use for Booth’s Music customers during this time, for up to two hours.

Should there be any further disruption caused by subsequent closures, we will do our best to keep customers informed.

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Tuesday 22nd July 2021 Road Closure Update.  Music lessons will be taking place as normal tonight during the Churchgate and Bradshawgate road closure from 18:00. This is to allow for improved road safety during the England football match.  Bolton Council have kindly permitted any parents and students to have vehicular access to Churchgate via the Controlled Access Point on the junction with Great Moor Street. All those with appointments at Booths Music should notify the stewards on the barriers and will be able to drive around to drop children off.  Furthermore, the parking bays on Churchbank will be available for use for Booths Music customers during this time, for up to two hours.  Should there be any further disruption caused by subsequent closures, we will do our best to keep customers informed.  #musiclessons #musictuition #music #musicshop #roadclosure #churchgate #euro2021 @
2 days ago
Two more cool used amps on sale in the shop, both in great condition and hardly used.

Blackstar HT-1R valve combo.

Vox Pathfinder 10 practice amp.

Please feel free to call down to the shop any time and have a closer look at our range of amplifiers and try any models out in one of our private studios.

#musicshop #guitarshop #guitaramp #amps #amplifiers #voxamps #blackstaramps #music #bolton #shoplocal #SupportSmallBusiness
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Two more cool used amps on sale in the shop, both in great condition and hardly used.  Blackstar HT-1R valve combo.  Vox Pathfinder 10 practice amp.  Please feel free to call down to the shop any time and have a closer look at our range of amplifiers and try any models out in one of our private studios.  #musicshop #guitarshop #guitaramp #amps #amplifiers #voxamps #blackstaramps #music #bolton #shoplocal #SupportSmallBusinessImage attachment
If you are coming to Booths via Bank Street today, please note the road is currently closed and there is a lengthy diversion, please allow a few extra minutes on your journey if you are coming that way.

#bolton #RoadClosure #musicshop
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If you are coming to Booths via Bank Street today, please note the road is currently closed and there is a lengthy diversion, please allow a few extra minutes on your journey if you are coming that way.  #bolton #roadclosure #musicshop

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Thanks for the heads-up.

4 days ago
This really cool used Vox Mini5 "Rhythm" amp has come into stock this afternoon and I have been entertaining myself with the drum accompaniment feature.

The unit comes with all the usual whistles and bells such as really authentic amp modelling and a range of variable effects. A selection of different rhythms are available to play at your chosen speed and I think it’s a really cool addition the amp.

Please feel free to call down any time and have a closer look for yourself.

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Does it come preprogrammed with Slayer?😂

Rockin out man sic 👊🤘

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 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  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  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  Cracking shop. Incredibly helpful staff who work there and obviously take pride in what they do.

        Si Sharp Avatar Si Sharp
        30th May 2018

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

        Sean Lythgoe Avatar Sean Lythgoe
        11th July 2016

        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  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  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  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  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  Lovely

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

        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
      • 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

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

        Al Mather Avatar Al Mather
        17th August 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  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  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  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  Great place to buy any instrument, very helpful and friendly staff.

        Daniel Liptrott Avatar Daniel Liptrott
        19th March 2013

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

        James Rock Avatar James Rock
        1st November 2019

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

        Leah Wilkinson Avatar Leah Wilkinson
        17th April 2019
      • 5 star review  Took my guitar in for a repair, which is putting it mildly, god knows what had been done to it before it was given to me. New frets, and some serious rehabing later it looks great and sounds great.They even remembered to restring it for a left hander. I honestly though it was a lost cause but they proved me wrong and for less than a cheap replacement would have cost.

        Emma Riddiford Avatar Emma Riddiford
        8th September 2017

        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

        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  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  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  Love it here you are part of the Booths family

        Max Wahid Avatar Max Wahid
        17th July 2016

      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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