Latest coronavirus update, 24/04/20

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 or enquire via Facebook.

Regarding the shop, from Tuesday 24/3/20 we will be closed until further notice. Our very best wishes are extended to all our much valued customers through this period.

Updates will be published as often as necessary. Please email for more information. Our telephone 01204 522908 is currently unmanned. 

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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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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.


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.

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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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14 hours ago

Booth's Music

Our friends at Taste Of Greece are now open and serving tasty food.Back to cooking.
Taste of Greece reopens its door for take away on Tuesday 2nd of June from 11am to 08 pm every day except Mondays.
For the well being of our customers and staff safety measures will be implemented.
For phone orders please call us on
01204 387811.
We are looking forward to seeing you all.
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Our friends at Taste Of Greece are now open and serving tasty food.

6 days ago

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Hi! 👋 I’m Kallea a 10 year old recording artist from Greater Manchester, UK. 🇬🇧

Last year I was busy in the studio, writing and recording exciting, new music. Amazing news about my 𝗱𝗲𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲 is coming 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 soon 🎵🎤 and
I can’t wait to be able to share it with you!! 🥳💜

In the meantime, I would love to build my social media platforms so that I can share my music with as many people as possible. 🥰👭👫👬

All I ask is that you:

1) LIKE/FOLLOW my page on Facebook. 👍
2) SHARE this post with your friends. ➡️
3) INVITE any friends you think would be interested in amazing music. 📩
4) Check out my other socials: 📲

❤️ Youtube ❤️ search Kallea McKee Music
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5) ENJOY my music and be part of my community. 🤩
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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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Check out this awesome video by one of our incredibly talented drum students, Jake Gaskell. He’s playing both drums and guitar on this version of "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks. Really well played Jake 🙂
#starpupil #talent #music #lessons #tuition #drums #guitar #thekinks #youreallygotme
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Great talent Jake well done ❤️👏👏👏 xx

Love this Jake x

Wow. Amazing. Well done.

2 weeks ago

Booth's Music

Hello everybody. Tony will be out and about again this weekend delivering much needed supplies to the musicians of Bolton, while observing strict anti-Covid19 policy of course.

If you have any requirements for accessories, instruments or even sheet music, please send an email directly to me at or simply message any of our social media pages and I will pick it up. We will do our very best to help with whatever needs you may have, no matter how bizarre they may be.

We hope that this small but so far very popular service will enable people to gain enjoyment through music while we are still in quarantine. From all of us here at Booth’s, take care out there and we will see you all very soon.
#music #shop #store #local #delivery
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Hello everybody. Tony will be out and about again this weekend delivering much needed supplies to the musicians of Bolton, while observing strict anti-Covid19 policy of course.

If you have any requirements for accessories, instruments or even sheet music, please send an email directly to me at or simply message any of our social media pages and I will pick it up. We will do our very best to help with whatever needs you may have, no matter how bizarre they may be. 

We hope that this small but so far very popular service will enable people to gain enjoyment through music while we are still in quarantine. From all of us here at Booths, take care out there and we will see you all very soon.
#music #shop #store #local #delivery

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

    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  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  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  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  Excellent customer service and another great bargain from the Booths Brothers.

    Cash Wallwork Avatar Cash Wallwork
    24th March 2018
  • 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  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  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  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  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

    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  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  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  Booths music shop , is the best place to buy your instruments the staff are very helpfull and very nice to know , I come all the way from warrington to booths music so I can learn to play the guitar , the tutors are fantastic the same has the staff I would not go anywhere else to learn guitar a great place to be with friends as they are great persons ……

    Caroline Larkin Avatar Caroline Larkin
    6th November 2014

    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  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  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  Love it here you are part of the Booths family

    Max Wahid Avatar Max Wahid
    17th July 2016

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

    Daniel Liptrott Avatar Daniel Liptrott
    19th March 2013

    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
  • 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

    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  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  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  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  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

Store & Tuition Opening 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.


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.


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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