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 introduction of online tutoring we endeavour to be no less committed to giving you the benefit of our experience in fulfilling your own personal musical journey.   

Covid-19 Information and opening hours

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 info@boothsmusic.co.uk or enquire via Facebook.

Regarding the shop, we are now open for business from 10-14:00 on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays until further notice. Our very best wishes are extended to all our much valued customers through this period. Repairs can be dropped in during these hours. 

Updates will be published as often as necessary. Please email info@boothsmusic.co.uk for more information. Our telephone 01204 522908 is currently manned only during these open hours. 

Inspiring music in Bolton since 1832

Latest coronavirus update, 16/06/20

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 info@boothsmusic.co.uk or enquire via Facebook.

Regarding the shop, we are now open for business from 10-14:00 on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays until further notice. Our very best wishes are extended to all our much valued customers through this period. Repairs can be dropped in during these hours. 

Updates will be published as often as necessary. Please email info@boothsmusic.co.uk for more information. Our telephone 01204 522908 is currently manned only during these open hours. 

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.

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

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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. 

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1 day ago

Booth's Music

We hope all our friends and customers are staying safe and well during the Covid-19 crisis and appreciate your loyal support throughout these irregular times.

For the time being, the shop will be operating during the following hours.
Monday 10:00 – 14:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 14:00
Friday 10:00 – 14:00
Saturday 10:00 – 14:00

Should you have any musical needs outside these times, our helpful staff are on hand to assist with your requirements.

Please direct all enquiries to our social media pages or email.
#music #shop #intruments #accessories #sheetmusic #repairs #bolton
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We hope all our friends and customers are staying safe and well during the Covid-19 crisis and appreciate your loyal support throughout these irregular times.

For the time being, the shop will be operating during the following hours.
Monday 10:00 – 14:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 14:00
Friday 10:00 – 14:00
Saturday 10:00 – 14:00
 
Should you have any musical needs outside these times, our helpful staff are on hand to assist with your requirements.

Please direct all enquiries to our social media pages or email.
#music #shop #intruments #accessories #sheetmusic #repairs #bolton

6 days ago

Booth's Music

Hello everybody. Booth’s Music will be open again on SATURDAY from 10:00 until 14:00 to assist with all your musical needs.

If are looking to purchase a new instrument, are in urgent need of accessories, have an instrument desperate for service or repair or have any other requirements, please feel free to call down to the shop or call 01204 522 908 during opening hours.

Please also direct your enquiries via email or any of our social media pages.
#music #shop #bolton #instruments #accessories #repairs
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Hello everybody. Booths Music will be open again on SATURDAY from 10:00 until 14:00 to assist with all your musical needs.

If are looking to purchase a new instrument, are in urgent need of accessories, have an instrument desperate for service or repair or have any other requirements, please feel free to call down to the shop or call 01204 522 908 during opening hours.

Please also direct your enquiries via email or any of our social media pages.
#music #shop #bolton #instruments #accessories #repairs

7 days ago

Booth's Music

Great new products from our friends at Stones Music, and a little competition you can take part in.
#ukuleles #musicshop #bolton
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1 week ago

Booth's Music

Good Morning dear friends and customers. The shop will be open again TODAY from 10:00 until 14:00 to assist with all your musical needs.

If are looking to purchase a new instrument, are in urgent need of accessories, have an instrument desperate for service or repair or have any other requirements, please feel free to call down to the shop or call 01204 522 908 during opening hours.

Please also direct your enquiries via email or any of our social media pages.
#music #shop #bolton #instruments #accessories #repairs

You could also pick up some tasty food from our friends and neighbours at Taste Of Greece while you’re down here.
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Good Morning dear friends and customers. The shop will be open again TODAY from 10:00 until 14:00 to assist with all your musical needs. 

If are looking to purchase a new instrument, are in urgent need of accessories, have an instrument desperate for service or repair or have any other requirements, please feel free to call down to the shop or call 01204 522 908 during opening hours. 

Please also direct your enquiries via email or any of our social media pages.
#music #shop #bolton #instruments #accessories #repairs

You could also pick up some tasty food from our friends and neighbours at Taste Of Greece while youre down here.

1 week ago

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One of our incredibly talented vocal students Kallea McKee Music is about release her debut single on the 10th July. Well done Kallea, this is an amazing achievement. See MoreSee Less

Facebook Reviews

  • 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  Brilliant people who are always there to share their vast knowledge with customers

    Christine Greenall Avatar Christine Greenall
    22nd January 2015

    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  Love it here you are part of the Booths family

    Max Wahid Avatar Max Wahid
    17th July 2016

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

    Leah Wilkinson Avatar Leah Wilkinson
    17th April 2019

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

    Josiah Greenall Avatar Josiah Greenall
    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  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  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  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  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  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
  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

Store & Tuition Opening Times

TEMPORARY COVID-19 STORE TIMES

MONDAY: 10:00 am – 14:00 pm

TUESDAY:  CLOSED

WEDNESDAY: 10:00 am – 14:00 pm

THURSDAY: CLOSED

FRIDAY: 10:00 am – 14:00 pm

SATURDAY: 10:00 am – 14:00 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: Open 11-16:00 over Xmas

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

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: 11:00 am – 16:00 pm

Please note, tuition closing times may vary from week to week dependent on teacher schedules.

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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info@boothsmusic.co.uk

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01204 522908

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