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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. 

Merit for Rishy!

Well done to Audrey’s piano student Rishy for a great Merit result in his grade 2 Trinity College exam!

Congrats Valerie!

A huge well done to Matt’s student Valerie on earning a distinction in her grade 1 Trinity Violin!

Well done Harris!

James’ drum pupil Harris completed his debut RSL drum exam with a well-earned merit, well done Harris!

Distinction for Josh

Congratulations to Matt’s pupil Josh for an outstanding distinction in his grade 1 Trinity Violin exam!

Well Done Eesha!

Well done to Audrey’s pupil Eesha for achieving a merit in her grade 3 RSL Vocal exam!

Chloe’s Distinction!

Congratulations to Ruth’s student Chloe on a fantastic Distinction result in her Initial ABRSM piano exam!!

Grade 3 for Aoife!

A massive well done goes to Aoife for passing her recent ABRSM grade 3 piano exam!

Congratulations Seth!

Ruth’s piano student Seth has recently passed his grade 1 exam with Merit, congrats from all of us Seth!

Black Cat Bone, The Berlin Airlift, Mark Radcliffe Tickets

£10

Join the “chaotic coalescence of two 1970s Bolton bands that achieved absolutely nothing, ” with Mark Radcliffe and former members of The Berlin Airlift and Black Cat Bone.

For one night only on November 26th at Lostock Tennis Club, Regent Road, Bolton. Extra Friday date now added! 

£10 per ticket, shipping is £1.99. Tickets also available in store at Booths.

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.

rishy audrey student

Merit for Rishy!

Well done to Audrey’s piano student Rishy for a great Merit result in his grade 2 Trinity College exam!

Congrats Valerie!

A huge well done to Matt’s student Valerie on earning a distinction in her grade 1 Trinity Violin!

Well done Harris!

James’ drum pupil Harris completed his debut RSL drum exam with a well-earned merit, well done Harris!

Distinction for Josh

Congratulations to Matt’s pupil Josh for an outstanding distinction in his grade 1 Trinity Violin exam!
eesha audrey student

Well Done Eesha!

Well done to Audrey’s pupil Eesha for achieving a merit in her grade 3 RSL Vocal exam!
Achievements – Piano Grade Initial

Chloe’s Distinction!

Congratulations to Ruth’s student Chloe on a fantastic Distinction result in her Initial ABRSM piano exam!!

Black Cat Bone, The Berlin Airlift, Mark Radcliffe Tickets

£10

Join the “chaotic coalescence of two 1970s Bolton bands that achieved absolutely nothing, ” with Mark Radcliffe and former members of The Berlin Airlift and Black Cat Bone.

For one night only on November 26th at Lostock Tennis Club, Regent Road, Bolton.

£10 per ticket, shipping is £1.99. Tickets also available in store at Booths.

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

4 days ago
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Tickets are selling incredibly well for the "Black Cat Airlift" event that is taking place in November at Lostock Tennis Club in aid of Bolton School charity.

The occasion will see a reunion of two bands formed at the school back in the 1970’s, featuring well known DJ, musician and presenter Mark Radcliffe and successful music executive Tony Wadsworth.

There aren’t many tickets left – to purchase yours, please call into Booth’s Music or visit boothsmusic.co.uk to order online, priced at £10.00 each plus £1.99 shipping on any order.

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6 days ago
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Guitar tutor Lee and his lovely wife Savannah – Savannah Jaine // Lee Meadows – have had their song "Sunshine and White Wine" eligible to be nominated for Single of the Year and International Single of the Year by the BCMA British Country Music Association.

If you would like to vote for the song, please click on the link below this paragraph and type in "Sunshine and White Wine, Savannah Jaine" under the UK Single of the Year and International Single of the Year categories.

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The song was actually recorded in our studio here at Booth’s Music and is a very uplifting country-twinged feel good number.

Well done Lee and Savannah and good luck with winning both titles.

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7 days ago
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A very nice 1958 Hofner "Congress" archtop guitar has arrived in stock. It’s in incredibly good condition for an instrument of this age and produces some very authentic jazz tones… which would be better demonstrated by somebody other than yours truly.

Please feel free to come down and have a closer look or try it out for yourself in one of our private studios.

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1 week ago
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Book your child in for six summer holiday music lessons at just £89.99.

Availability for tuition is on offer throughout the day for guitar, voice, piano, drums, violin, saxophone and ukulele.

Please feel free to give us a acall on 01204522908 or message any of our social media profiles for further information.

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Book your child in for six summer holiday music lessons at just £89.99. 

Availability for tuition is on offer throughout the day for guitar, voice, piano, drums, violin, saxophone and ukulele. 

Please feel free to give us a acall on 01204522908 or message any of our social media profiles for further information.

#musiclessons #musictuition #musicschool #guitarlessons #pianolessons #drumlessons #violinlessons #saxophonelessons #ukulelelessons #vocallessons #music #bolton #est1832

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.

Drums

Three dedicated drum rooms for all styles.

Guitar

Electric, acoustic, bass, classical & uke.

Piano

Any age, all styles, all exam boards covered.

Vocals

Singing for fun, exams or professional work.

Strings

Expert tutors for violin, viola and more.

Brass

Availability for trumpet, cornet, trombone & more.

Woodwind

Saxophone, clarinet, flute lessons all covered.

Piano

Any age, all styles, all exam boards covered.

Guitar

Electric, acoustic, bass, classical & uke.

Drums

Three dedicated drum rooms for all styles.

Vocals

Singing for fun, exams or professional work.

Strings

Expert tutors for violin, viola and more.

Woodwind

Saxophone, clarinet, flute lessons all covered.

Brass

Availability for trumpet, cornet, trombone and more.

Read more about the tuition process here at Booths, what to consider and how to book in for music lessons in store or online. 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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    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.

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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

    Services & Setups

    Setups, Damage, Services

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      Recording Studio

      Booths Music has an in-built recording studio, available to hire with engineer for only £34 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 £34 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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      info@boothsmusic.co.uk

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      01204 522908

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