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Achievements & Testimonials

Welcome to our page of student achievements and customer testimonials. Of the thousands of students that have come through the door since 2007, many have achieved fantastic results in exams and have gone onto pursue music at university and beyond. Here we will continue to list reviews and the latest success stories coming out of Booths. If you are or know of a student who has had a recent successful achievement or performance, let us know at info@boothsmusic.co.uk!

Student Achievements

Success for Mike’s Pupils!

Congratulations go out to Mike’s students Inessa and Manoug, who both earned a well deserved merit in their initial and first grade respectively.

Congrats Alisha & Orla!

A huge well done to Audrey’s pupils Alisha and Orla, who both achieved a merit in their grade 4 piano exams!

Drummer Shout-outs

Congratulations to all of James’ students who have recently passed their Rockschool grade exams in summer 2021. Well done Phoebe, Joseph, Jamie, Ashton, Shane, Jonathan, Toby, Ned, Theo & Jacob!

Well Done Millie!

A big well done to Audrey’s pupil Millie on achieving a merit in her grade one piano!

Good luck Lewis!

Congratulations and best wishes go out to Lewis and indeed his violin teacher Matt for gaining a place at the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music!

Well done Lauren!

Congrats to John’s guitar student Lauren for her Distinction in her Grade 3 RGT exam!

More drum success!

Well done and congratulations to Sam’s pupil Noah for his great Merit result in his Drums Grade 5!

Distinction!

Congratulations go to Jemima Durkin for an outstanding 94% in her grade 1 Scottish Fiddle Exam!

Achievements Photo Wall

Jessica Trinity Accomplishment

Jessica’s Grade 1!

Congratulations to Jessica for passing her grade 1 trinity exam!
Noah Grade 3 Drums Achievement

Congrats Noah!

A massive well done goes to Noah for passing his grade 3 drum exam!
Louis Grade 1 Drums Passed

Well done Louis!

Louis passed his recent grade 1 exam at Booths, well done Louis!

Recent Tuition Reviews

"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
Facebook 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
Facebook Review
"Booths music shop is the best place to buy your instruments the staff are very helpful 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 as the staff I would not go anywhere else to learn guitar."
Caroline Larkin
Facebook review
"I think I've been going here for the best part of 10 years, and honestly I do not regret it at all. I've been taught the Drums and the Bass here by excellent teachers. The owners and the staff here are friendly, and make you feel welcome. They do good deals on gear and instruments. Would go here."
Ben Nightingale
Facebook Review

Recent Repairs Reviews

"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."
Jackie Tomlinson
Facebook review
"Took my guitar in for a repair, 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
Facebook Review
"I've just got my seagull S6 back .I asked for a set up as it was difficult for me to play . and all I can say is fantastic. it's now a pleasure to play instead of chore. I haven't put it down since I picked it up today.... its made my dream guitar a dream to play. thank you.."
Chris Bond
Facebook 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
Facebook Review

Facebook Reviews

  • Helpful. Trustworthy. Honest. These 3 words sum up the service and excellence of Booths. Will recommend to one and all.

    James 'Edward' Mcpherson Avatar James ‘Edward’ Mcpherson
    9th September 2017

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Paul Gastall Avatar Paul Gastall
    31st May 2018

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

    Leah Wilkinson Avatar Leah Wilkinson
    17th April 2019

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

    Daniel Liptrott Avatar Daniel Liptrott
    19th March 2013

    positive review  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!

    Don Logie Avatar Don Logie
    27th October 2018

    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

    Lots of instruments,knowledgable friendly staff, would recommend to any musician, well worth a visit

    Garry Moores Avatar Garry Moores
    10th January 2017

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

    Christine Greenall Avatar Christine Greenall
    22nd January 2015
  • 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

    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

    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

    Lovely shop, have always visited booths music in Bolton to pick up gear! very friendly and helpful staff too!

    Luke McColl PT Avatar Luke McColl PT
    12th April 2018

    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

    positive review  Excellent staff who really look after their customers

    Deepest Shabz Avatar Deepest Shabz
    13th September 2019
  • 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

    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  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

    Lovely

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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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  Simply the best as the song goes………

    Al Mather Avatar Al Mather
    17th August 2018

    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

    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

    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

Google Reviews

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Joe
Joe
22:03 10 Feb 20
I just took my Fender Strat in for a set up. Extremely friendly and fast service, and now my guitar plays like it’s actually supposed to (i.e. amazingly). Wouldn’t think about going anywhere else.read more
Jason Morgan
Jason Morgan
18:58 04 Dec 19
One of the finest music shops out there!
Neil Anderson
Neil Anderson
11:01 11 Apr 19
The staff in this well established music store has a wealth of experience and knowledge. Very helpful, with a wide and varied selection of instruments for all levels. Tuition and studios are also available. This building is like the “Tardis”. Well worth a visit.read more
Jordan Lawson
Jordan Lawson
08:07 10 Aug 18
Fantastic Store. I have now taken two guitars here to be Repaired here. Very friendly helpful staff. Both guitars now sounds epic. Went and did that little bit extra and sorted my frets also just to make my guitar feel that bit better.Highly recommended.read more
Jay Williams
Jay Williams
09:07 19 Jul 18
A great place for music tuition.The staff are always very eager to help you with any enquirers you may have about tuition, product and any other unrelated music questions. This lovely quaint shop has it all, friendly staff a nice atmosphere.Here they offer music tuition for guitar, violin, piano and vocals at competitive rates. They also offer tuition for other instruments.I’ve been going here for Vocal tuition for over 8 months now and I have progressed immensely due to the approach my tutor uses towards learning and progressing. I highly recommend booths for tuition.read more
Watch Maker
Watch Maker
15:00 29 Nov 13
Excellent Music shop. A gem in historic Churchgate. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Good range of instruments, also has it’s own music school, sound recording studios and repairs service. A place to meet local musicians and find out about events, jam nights etc..read more
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