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. 

Well done David!

David has just passed his grade 5 ABRSM piano exam, huge congratulations David from all of us at Booths!

Well done Imogen!

Massive congratulations go to Jade’s student Imogen on a distinction in her grade 1 piano exam!

Congrats Amelia!

A huge well done to Matt’s violin student Amelia Ehouman on an outstanding result of 92% in her grade 2

Drummer Shout-outs

Congratulations to all of James’ students who have recently passed their Rockschool grade exams in summer 2021. Well done Phoebe,

Pania’s 100% Mark!

Matt’s student Pania has recently achieved an incredible 100% mark in her Trinity Grade 7 violin exam! Needless to say

F3int Perform Live!

F3int, comprised of students Cameron, Johanne and Teddy recently smashed their gig at Bolton’s Food and Drink Festival. Well done

Joel at RNCM

Congratulations to former student and friend of Booths Joel Wolstencroft on securing a spot at the Royal Northern College of

Well Done Millie!

A big well done to Audrey’s pupil Millie on achieving a merit in her grade one piano!

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

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

Well done David!

David has just passed his grade 5 ABRSM piano exam, huge congratulations David from all of us at Booths!

Well done Imogen!

Massive congratulations go to Jade’s student Imogen on a distinction in her grade 1 piano exam!
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Congrats Amelia!

A huge well done to Matt’s violin student Amelia Ehouman on an outstanding result of 92% in her grade 2 exam!

Drummer Shout-outs

Congratulations to all of James’ students who have recently passed their Rockschool grade exams in summer 2021. Well done Phoebe, Joseph, Jamie, Ashton, Shane, Jonathan, Toby, Ned, Theo & Jacob!
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Pania’s 100% Mark!

Matt’s student Pania has recently achieved an incredible 100% mark in her Trinity Grade 7 violin exam! Needless to say Matt and all of us at Booths are extremely proud…
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F3int Perform Live!

F3int, comprised of students Cameron, Johanne and Teddy recently smashed their gig at Bolton’s Food and Drink Festival. Well done lads!

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

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Check out this AWESOME and very creative performance by Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps. A fantastic display of instrumental arrangement and clever conducting. The sound is just mind blowing.

If any customers are interested in learning a brass instrument, we have a very good tutor, Jac Thomas. Please feel free to contact us via social media or telephone on 01024522908 for more information.

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We’ve got a couple of striking electric guitars in stock at the moment. Here’s Colin playing an early 90’s Charvel ST-CUSTOM shred machine, and guitar tutor Nick on a Vintage V-120 "Les Paul Junior"-style… this is our humble little tribute to the big man himself.

Please feel free to call in any time and have a browse of our guitar selection. Thank you for supporting the world’s oldest independent music shop.

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Another exciting and uplifting evening of live music is in store courtesy of our friends at Bolton Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are available now from their online box office.Please look at the details of our March concert. Super Viennese programme including Mozart and Beethoven. 7.30pm, 12th March at The Victoria Hall, Bolton. Tickets available now from www.boltonsymphony.org.uk/
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Another exciting and uplifting evening of live music is in store courtesy of our friends at Bolton Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are available now from their online box office.

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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. 

      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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