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

1 day ago
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Just taken a delivery from our friends at Barnes & Mullins Ltd containing a full range of the best-selling Kyser Musical Products trigger capos… aside from all the different varieties and usual colours that I order in, there are some really cool brand new NEON designs. Ideal for Xmas gifts for guitarists and ukulele players. #capo #kysercapo #neon #music #musicshop #bolton #shoplocal #SupportSmallBusiness #xmasgiftsideas See MoreSee Less

Just taken a delivery from our friends at Barnes & Mullins Ltd containing a full range of the best-selling Kyser Musical Products trigger capos... aside from all the different varieties and usual colours that I order in, there are some really cool brand new NEON designs. Ideal for Xmas gifts for guitarists and ukulele players. #capo #kysercapo #neon #music #musicshop #bolton #shoplocal #SupportSmallBusiness #xmasgiftsideas

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2 days ago
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Hi everybody, I’ll be performing a solo acoustic set tonight at Bolton Little Theatre alongside a whole host of other much more talented artists including my bandmate Gav. Head over for a nice and chilled evening of acoustic music. COLIN. #music #livemusic #acoustic #boltonEY UP ENTOUR-HARGHERS! Gavin and Colin are going to be performing solo sets this Friday down at Bolton Little Theatre. There is a host of other fantastic acts taking part and the venue offers a really nice, relaxed setting, real ales and fantastic acoustics.

Escape the aggro and chaos of the town centre and head over to join us for a chilled evening of acoustic music. #music #bolton #livemusic #littletheatre #entourageassemble
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Hi everybody, Ill be performing a solo acoustic set tonight at Bolton Little Theatre alongside a whole host of other much more talented artists including my bandmate Gav. Head over for a nice and chilled evening of acoustic music. COLIN. #music #livemusic #acoustic #bolton
2 days ago
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Today at Booth’s Music is another busy RSL Awards examination session. From all of us here, we would like to wish every candidate who is taking part the very best of luck. There have been some very talented individuals through the door so far.

Of course, staff are on hand to make your exam experience as enjoyable as possible. Whether you have any questions about the pieces or or require technical help, such as tuning your guitar or demonstrating how the amps and equipment work, please feel free to ask.

GOOD LUCK everybody. #musicexams #rockschool #rslawards #musictuition #musiclessons #examcentre #music #bolton
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Today at Booths Music is another busy RSL Awards examination session. From all of us here, we would like to wish every candidate who is taking part the very best of luck. There have been some very talented individuals through the door so far.Of course, staff are on hand to make your exam experience as enjoyable as possible. Whether you have any questions about the pieces or or require technical help, such as tuning your guitar or demonstrating how the amps and equipment work, please feel free to ask.GOOD LUCK everybody. #musicexams #rockschool #rslawards #musictuition #musiclessons #examcentre #music #bolton
3 days ago
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WELCOME ON BOARD Jac Thomas – our latest member of the tuition team here at Booth’s Music.

Jac has availability for lessons in trumpet, cornet and all other brass instruments. He offers a wealth of tuition experience alongside a vast resumé of brass playing experience in orchestras and ensembles across the country.

Please feel free to contact us through any of our social media profiles or call on 01204522908 if you’d like to book in for a brass lesson with Jac, of if you are interested to know more about tuition services at Booth’s Music.
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WELCOME ON BOARD Jac Thomas - our latest member of the tuition team here at Booths Music.Jac has availability for lessons in trumpet, cornet and all other brass instruments. He offers a wealth of tuition experience alongside a vast resumé of brass playing experience in orchestras and ensembles across the country.Please feel free to contact us through any of our social media profiles or call on 01204522908 if youd like to book in for a brass lesson with Jac, of if you are interested to know more about tuition services at Booths Music.
#musiclessons #musictuition #brasslessons #brasstuition #brasstutor #trumpet #cornet #tenorhorn #baritonehorn #euphonium #tuba #trombone #flugelhorn #music #bolton #lessons #tuition #musicschool

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.

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

        James Rock Avatar James Rock
        1st 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

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

        Cash Wallwork Avatar Cash Wallwork
        24th March 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  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  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  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  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  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

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

        Sean Lythgoe Avatar Sean Lythgoe
        11th July 2016

        5 star review  I do drum lessons there every week and its amazing!

        Joel Wolstencroft Avatar Joel Wolstencroft
        30th November 2015

        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  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  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  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

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

        Leah Wilkinson Avatar Leah Wilkinson
        17th April 2019

        positive review  Amazing teachers and it’s great for getting guitars Amps violins trumpets flutes clarinetsPersonal experienceI 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
      • 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

        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  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  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  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  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

      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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