Music Shops in Manchester

Find the best places in Manchester to buy music equipment.

Manchester is home to a tantalizing miscellany of music stores, stretching out from the centre to the furthest reaches of the city, so there's always a guitar or microphone within easy reach.

At Singing Lessons Manchester we strongly support taking up another instrument to supplement your unique sound, whether its a keyboard, guitar or ukelele! So please make this page your first reference for checking out these wonderful places...


Dawsons stands out within your average Mancunian street with its two-tier floor length glass panelling, which displays their epic range of Gibson guitars, along with other top-quality branded acoustic guitars, amps, and an entire bottom floor dedicated to orchestral instruments, pianos, drumkits and DJing equipment. They also offer a very grand and diverse selecion of recording equipment, which, as a budding superstar, you might find very useful. The shop is situated at 30, Portland Street, M1 4GS. Singing Lessons Manchester encourage you to check this out!!


Forsyths Music Store was established in 1857, and still possesses an air of quality trademanship, syncronising the traditional with the modern, with their vast selection of instruments and musical aids. Forsyths offer an instore and online amassment of sheet music, providing 50,000 titles at the shop, and almost an additional 50,000 online. They also provide a great selection of CDs and DVDs as learning material or accompaniment, so Forsyths truly is a fantastic base for a student of music. Whilst they specialise in pianos, they also sell guitars, folk and orchestral instruments. You can find Forsyths at 126 Deansgate, M3 2GR.

Johnny Road House

Here at Singing Lessons Manchester we believe Johnny Roadhouse's slogan 'Hit it, Strum it, Blow it, Play it!' should be upheld by everyone. Long after Johnny's passing, his music store has been kept alive by those who share his passion. The Buzzcocks have been known to be regulars, alongside many other established musicians, which shows the store's integrity and quality. The store supplies every kind of instrument you may desire, plus a range of recording equipment, perfect for your first homemade EP or showing your family and friends how you're getting on with us. JR also provide a hire service for those last-minute accidents, so the show may go on. The store can be found at 123 Oxford Road, M1 7DU.

Professional Music Technology

Professinal Music Technology Manchester is part of a nationwide network of branches providing quality service to everyone from the complete novice to the rock 'n' roll veteran. The shop team are experienced and dedicated with their own musical pastimes, so you are sure to get great service. Singing Lessons Manchester recommend payinga visit if only to oggle at their sweet floor-to-ceiling collection of guitars, bass guitars, amps, keyboards and all the trimmings to help you find your own unique sound. They also sell DJ and PA set-ups, recording equipment, and a conglomeration of other instruments, from brass to woodwind to harmonicas. Go and explore their offerings at Unit 5, The Red Rose Centre, Regent Road, Salford, M5 3GR. You won't regret it.


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