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 31/12/20 **

Due to the latest Covid-19 restrictions, the retail side of Booths will be closed for click and collect only.

For the same reasons we will unfortunately be ceasing face-to-face on-site lessons and continuing with online tuition only until further notice.

Please see below for more information on our popular online music lessons and how to easily order goods or sheet music. 

TUITION (31/12/20)

Sign up today for professional online music tuition, available for both children and adults from beginner to advanced level.

Hundreds of students are enjoying online music lessons every week delivered by Booth’s Music from the comfort, convenience and safety of their own home.

Our team of professional tutors are qualified and experienced, providing the highest standard of friendly, productive online tuition. All tutors are set up to offer the very best audio and video quality.

Students making use of online tuition services provided by Booth’s Music find lessons to be an entirely positive experience, feeling comfortable and confident in the online setting.

Flexible times are available during the day, into the evening or at weekend. Please click here to enquire or book your first lesson.

Thank you for all your support with online tuition and click and collect services.

ROCKSCHOOL (RSL) EXAMS 

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

STORE

A FREE local delivery service is offered on most items from stock*, including all popular gauges of instrument strings, woodwind reeds, cables, cases, stands, cleaning products, drum heads and sticks, sheet music and of course all instruments and accessories.
 
Customers can order goods directly from the safety and convenience of their home. This service is particularly useful to any musicians who are sitting a graded music exam in the coming weeks, but we also extend our services to the entire musical community.

For enquiries please message us on Facebook at facebook.com/boothsmusic. You can also call 01204 522908 or email the relevant address below.

For shop enquiries:
enquiries@boothsmusic.co.uk
For lesson enquiries: lessons@boothsmusic.co.uk
For repairs and general enquiries: info@boothsmusic.co.uk
For sheet music enquiries: music@boothsmusic.co.uk

*All items will be offered for delivery but we will have to consider a minimum order size on units of smaller value, such as plectrums.

If you have any other queries, please ask your tutor or direct any enquiries via email, telephone or any of our social media pages.

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 31/12/20 **

Due to the latest Covid-19 restrictions, the retail side of Booths will be closed for click and collect only.

For the same reasons we will unfortunately be ceasing face-to-face on-site lessons and continuing with online tuition only until further notice.

Please see below for more information on our popular online music lessons and how to easily order goods or sheet music. 

TUITION (31/12/20)

Sign up today for professional online music tuition, available for both children and adults from beginner to advanced level.

Hundreds of students are enjoying online music lessons every week delivered by Booth’s Music from the comfort, convenience and safety of their own home.

Our team of professional tutors are qualified and experienced, providing the highest standard of friendly, productive online tuition. All tutors are set up to offer the very best audio and video quality.

Students making use of online tuition services provided by Booth’s Music find lessons to be an entirely positive experience, feeling comfortable and confident in the online setting.

Flexible times are available during the day, into the evening or at weekend. Please click here to enquire or book your first lesson.

Thank you for all your support with online tuition and click and collect services.

ROCKSCHOOL (RSL) EXAMS 

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

STORE

A FREE local delivery service is offered on most items from stock*, including all popular gauges of instrument strings, woodwind reeds, cables, cases, stands, cleaning products, drum heads and sticks, sheet music and of course all instruments and accessories.
 
Customers can order goods directly from the safety and convenience of their home. This service is particularly useful to any musicians who are sitting a graded music exam in the coming weeks, but we also extend our services to the entire musical community.

For enquiries please message us on Facebook at facebook.com/boothsmusic. You can also call 01204 522908 or email the relevant address below.

For shop enquiries:
enquiries@boothsmusic.co.uk
For lesson enquiries: lessons@boothsmusic.co.uk
For repairs and general enquiries: info@boothsmusic.co.uk
For sheet music enquiries: music@boothsmusic.co.uk

*All items will be offered for delivery but we will have to consider a minimum order size on units of smaller value, such as plectrums.

If you have any other queries, please ask your tutor or direct any enquiries via email, telephone or any of our social media pages.

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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Check out the Cider ‘ouse Jam Nite 10th Birthday Celebration online tonight from 7PM. A number of our friends, pupils and customers are performing and it is of course organised by yours truly. Hope some of you can tune in. Cheers, COLIN. See MoreSee Less
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You can easily enter for your RSL Awards graded music exam at our town centre exam centre online at www.rslawards.com. Please make sure your entry is submitted before Sunday 14th March.

Sessions are taking place between 15th March and 2nd May 2021, with all instruments from ukulele to drums, and Debut to Grade 8
covered.

Thorough measures are in place throughout our premises to ensure the safety of candidates, parents and staff.

Please speak to your tutor for more information or visit www.rslawards.com to book your exam.

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You can easily enter for your RSL Awards graded music exam at our town centre exam centre online at www.rslawards.com. Please make sure your entry is submitted before Sunday 14th March.  Sessions are taking place between 15th March and 2nd May 2021, with all instruments from ukulele to drums, and Debut to Grade 8 
covered.  Thorough measures are in place throughout our premises to ensure the safety of candidates, parents and staff.  Please speak to your tutor for more information or visit www.rslawards.com to book your exam.  #musicexam #rockschool #rslawards #musicgrades #examcentre #bolton #musiclessons #musictuition
Lee is a fantastic tutor and covers a huge range of musical styles and techniques in his sessions with a fun, enthusiastic approach. Whether you are new to the instrument or an advanced player, Lee will ensure that you are comfortable with their instrument and confident in the online setting.

Join hundreds of other pupils who are enjoying Booth’s Music tuition services every week from the comfort, convenience and safety of their home environment.

#guitarlessons #guitartution #guitar #musiclessons #musictuition #privatetuition #music #boltonHave you been considering having guitar tuition, or booking lessons for your child? Lee Meadows currently has availability during flexible hours throughout the week.

Lee is a fantastic tutor and covers a huge range of musical styles and techniques in his sessions with a fun, enthusiastic approach. Whether you are new to the instrument or an advanced player, Lee will ensure that you are comfortable with their instrument and confident in the online setting.

Pupils find sessions to be very productive. A very experienced tutor and professional musician, Lee is set up to offer the highest standard of online teaching from his home studio, providing the best audio and video quality available.

Join hundreds of other pupils who are enjoying Booth’s Music tuition services every week from the comfort, convenience and safety of their home environment.

Please email lessons@boothsmusic.co.uk or enquire through any of our social media profiles for more information or to book your first lesson.

#guitarlessons #guitartution #guitar #musiclessons #musictuition #privatetuition #music #bolton
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Lee is a fantastic tutor and covers a huge range of musical styles and techniques in his sessions with a fun, enthusiastic approach. Whether you are new to the instrument or an advanced player, Lee will ensure that you are comfortable with their instrument and confident in the online setting.  Join hundreds of other pupils who are enjoying Booths Music tuition services every week from the comfort, convenience and safety of their home environment.  #guitarlessons #guitartution #guitar #musiclessons #musictuition #privatetuition #music #bolton
Online lessons with our guitar maestro John Beddington are very popular at the moment, and he does have some availability for new pupils should you be thinking about taking up the instrument or improving your current skills.

Pupils find sessions with John relaxed while maintaining a good level of progress with each lesson. He is set up to offer the highest standard of tuition from his home studio, providing the best audio and video quality available.

#guitarlessons #guitartution #guitar #musiclessons #musictuition #privatetuition #music #boltonOnline lessons with our guitar maestro John Beddington are very popular at the moment, and he does have some availability for new pupils should you be thinking about taking up the instrument or improving your current skills.

John is a very experienced and well-rounded musician with a wealth of musical knowledge and offers specialised tuition across a range performance styles and techniques.

Even though John teaches to a very advanced level, there is no need to be intimidated if you are a beginner. The primary focus is to ensure that students feel comfortable in the online setting and confident to move and and achieve success.

Pupils find sessions with John relaxed while maintaining a good level of progress with each lesson. He is set up to offer the highest standard of tuition from his home studio, providing the best audio and video quality available.

Please email lessons@boothsmusic.co.uk or enquire through any of our social media profiles for more information or to book your first lesson and join hundreds of other pupils who are already enjoying Booth’s Music tuition services every week from the convenience and safety of their home.
#guitarlessons #guitartution #guitar #musiclessons #musictuition #privatetuition #music #bolton
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Online lessons with our guitar maestro John Beddington are very popular at the moment, and he does have some availability for new pupils should you be thinking about taking up the instrument or improving your current skills.  Pupils find sessions with John relaxed while maintaining a good level of progress with each lesson. He is set up to offer the highest standard of tuition from his home studio, providing the best audio and video quality available.  #guitarlessons #guitartution #guitar #musiclessons #musictuition #privatetuition #music #bolton
Sam is an experienced and enthusiastic drum expert, and has a real focus on technique, control and dynamics. Online sessions with Sam are relaxed, fun and exciting. He is set up to offer the highest standard of tuition from his home studio, providing the best audio and video quality available.

Join hundreds of other pupils who are enjoying Booth’s Music tuition services every week from the convenience, comfort and safety of their home environment.

#drumlessons #drumtuition #drums #drumkit #musiclessons #musictuition #privatetuition #music #boltonThere is limited availability for drum lessons with virtuoso tutor Sam Hughes.

Sam is an experienced and enthusiastic drum expert, and has a real focus on technique, control and dynamics. Online sessions with Sam are relaxed, fun and exciting. He is set up to offer the highest standard of tuition from his home studio, providing the best audio and video quality available.

Many pupils who initially sign up for lessons with Booth’s Music are total beginners and so there’s no need to feel intimidated. Sam will ensure that you feel comfortable in the online setting and help you to achieve confidence and progress on the drum kit. Sam is also able to offer tuition to a very advanced level for more established drummers who wish to improve their existing musicianship.

Join hundreds of other pupils who are enjoying Booth’s Music tuition services every week from the convenience, comfort and safety of their home environment.

Please email lessons@boothsmusic.co.uk or enquire through any of our social media profiles for more information or to book your first lesson.
#drumlessons #drumtuition #drums #drumkit #musiclessons #musictuition #privatetuition #music #bolton
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Sam is an experienced and enthusiastic drum expert, and has a real focus on technique, control and dynamics. Online sessions with Sam are relaxed, fun and exciting. He is set up to offer the highest standard of tuition from his home studio, providing the best audio and video quality available.  Join hundreds of other pupils who are enjoying Booths Music tuition services every week from the convenience, comfort and safety of their home environment.  #drumlessons #drumtuition #drums #drumkit #musiclessons #musictuition #privatetuition #music #bolton

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.

      OPENING TIMES 

      Booths will be closed until Saturday 2nd January, when opening times will return to normal hours for store and tuition. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the Booths staff. If you have any enquiries in the mean time, please email info@boothsmusic.co.uk or go through our Facebook page messenger. 

      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 2/9/20 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 2/9/20 in accordance with Covid-19 measures. 

      Facebook Reviews

      • 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

        positive review  Excellent staff who really look after their customers

        Deepest Shabz Avatar Deepest Shabz
        13th September 2019

        5 star review  Lovely

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

        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

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

        Daniel Liptrott Avatar Daniel Liptrott
        19th March 2013

        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  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

        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  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  Love it here you are part of the Booths family

        Max Wahid Avatar Max Wahid
        17th July 2016

        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  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  I do drum lessons there every week and its amazing!

        Joel Wolstencroft Avatar Joel Wolstencroft
        30th November 2015

        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

        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

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

        Christine Greenall Avatar Christine Greenall
        22nd January 2015

        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  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  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  excellent store took my brian may red special replica in for repair today very helpful staff

        Joe Threlfall Avatar Joe Threlfall
        16th March 2015

        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  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  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

        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  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

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

        Al Mather Avatar Al Mather
        17th August 2018

      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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