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.
Please feel free to browse the different areas of our site. You can keep up-to-date with special offers, new products and events by following us on social media pages Facebook and Twitter. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.
What they say about us - Facebook Reviews
- 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 2016Lewis Dean
Great and friendly staff. Been having singing lessons here for a while with John, and they’re great too! Excellent local shop.
27th February 2018Barry Watson
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.
16th July 2018Jackie Tomlinson
It’s so great that we have this amazing music shop in Bolton. They do instrument repairs, they even repair oboes. Thank you so much to Tony for making such an effort to repair my oboe quickly in the middle of a stressful week. Such friendly, helpful staff.
15th February 2020Julie 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 2019Leah Wilkinson
fabulous vocal teacher, John. They also teach musical instruments.
17th April 2019
- James ‘Edward’ Mcpherson
Helpful. Trustworthy. Honest. These 3 words sum up the service and excellence of Booths. Will recommend to one and all.
9th September 2017Joel Wolstencroft
I do drum lessons there every week and its amazing!
30th November 2015Si Sharp
Cracking shop. Incredibly helpful staff who work there and obviously take pride in what they do.
30th May 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 2020Don Logie
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!
27th October 2018Shawn Luckman
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.
27th September 2017
- Suzanne Coleman
My 4 year old son started drum lessons with james and he loves it. Great teacher great place to learn �
28th December 2016Sean Lythgoe
staff were amazing had an amazing drum kit to practice on <:
11th July 2016Ronan O Callaghan
Tricky problem with my guitar, but they stuck with it and sorted it. Lovely people too.
14th July 2017Hilary Gregory
Great shop and tuition in all things musical run by lovely people. What more can I say?
13th September 2016James Kershaw
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.
30th May 2018Dan Davies
Excellent guitar lessons for my son. He’s made more progress in 3 weeks than 2 yrs at school in a mixed group!!
11th March 2020
- Gavin Walker
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.
12th April 2018Cash Wallwork
Excellent customer service and another great bargain from the Booths Brothers.
24th March 2018Ruth Kay
The atmosphere, the students, the teachers, the life, the passion, the building, what’s not to like
27th October 2019Derek 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 2019Paul 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 2018Max Wahid
Love it here you are part of the Booths family
17th July 2016
- Gemma Taylor
Lovely people, great instruments & services, great knowledge & experience! Top class place for all your musical needs! :-D★★★★
18th September 2013Alexandria Langford-Taylor
9th August 2014Deepest Shabz
Excellent staff who really look after their customers
13th September 2019Luke McColl PT
Lovely shop, have always visited booths music in Bolton to pick up gear! very friendly and helpful staff too!
12th April 2018Josiah Greenall
Amazing friendly service, they have always gone above and beyond to help!! Thoroughly recommend!!!
30th May 2018Craig Morrison
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
23rd November 2019