Here you will discover more about us and our history in the heart of Bolton. Booths Music shop is situated on Churchgate 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 store. 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. There range from guitar tutor books, banjo’s and electric violins to guitars, brass and woodwind instruments. We also have a workshop in store and can help with all musical instrument repairs and restorations. These include guitar setups, woodwind repairs, effects & amplifier repairs and more.
Booths Music is an independent music retailer, school and music recording facility operating from the heart of Bolton within a thriving musical community.
The staff at Booths play an integral part in the local music scene, supplying goods and providing services, advice and information to local musicians, venues, music societies and bands (from brass band to rock) for decades.
Booths Music is probably more known for carrying a fantastic stock of instruments, vast sheet music supply, music tuition studios and the best selection of accessories for all musicians in the area, but services also offered include event ticket sales and promotion, local musicians wanted or available as well as a professional repairs and restorations workshop.
Music Lessons at Booths
As of 2007 , we also have our music school with experienced music tutors on hand to give lessons and tuition in everything from guitar lessons to drum and woodwind tuition and vocal lessons. Our Bolton teaching studios are spacious and comfortable and all music lessons have highly competitive rates and flexible hours. To learn more about our music lessons, here you can discover How It Works, What We Teach and can Meet the Team.
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What they say about us - Facebook Reviews
- Jordan Windram
Great place for lessons, confidence with guitar has skyrocketed since starting with nick, recommend it to anyone
28th May 2017Cash Wallwork
24th March 2018Claire Daniels
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!!
26th February 2020
- Dolores Evans Attard
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.
6th December 2016Caroline Larkin
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 ……
6th November 2014Oliver Johnson
Been there the best part of my life, learnt to play guitar there. Bought three brilliant guitars from Booths. Staff are very friendly!
27th December 2019Rachel Carr
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!
29th March 2018
- Si Sharp
30th May 2018James ‘Edward’ Mcpherson
Helpful. Trustworthy. Honest. These 3 words sum up the service and excellence of Booths. Will recommend to one and all.
9th September 2017
- Julie Dorne Leigh
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
30th August 2019Mighty-swob Swobbenitsky
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.
30th May 2018Daniel Godwin
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
30th May 2018
- Chris Unsworth
Awesome products and the staff are awesome to everyone that walks through the door. Highly recommend these lot �
30th May 2018Paul Gastall
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
31st May 2018Joe Lomax
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.
30th May 2018Suzanne Coleman
My 4 year old son started drum lessons with james and he loves it. Great teacher great place to learn �
28th December 2016Derek Williams
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
13th November 2019