• Guitar Dept

    Guitar Dept
  • Drum Dept

    Drum Dept
  • Orchestral Dept

    Orchestral Dept
  • Keyboards | Organs

    Keyboards | Organs
  • Pianos

    Pianos
  • Studio Equipment

    Studio Equipment


Welcome to Music Direct - One of Manchester's largest music shops.

With over 40 years experience in the music industry, we can give help and advice on most musical instruments. We are musicians, and can assist you with our expertise.

Peter Braid | Music Shop ManchesterPeter Braid who owned Keys Musical Instruments, 71 Henshaw Street, near the market in Oldham manages this new store in Chadderton situated in Stockfield Mill near Dale Bathrooms. He brings with him the skills and expertise to provide customers with the very best service.

This new music shop, larger than any previous store in Oldham, Manchester offers much more scope, with tuition of most musical instruments including Acoustic Pianos, Acoustic Guitars, Violins, Saxophones, Brass, Woodwind and Drums.


Meet the team


Jack Taylor : Sales Manager

Jack Taylor | Music Shop Manchester

Jack has been with the store since he started as a work experience assistant around 10 years ago. He has been playing guitar for around 14 years and has played in multiple bands, as well as session work throughout this time. He brings his knowledge and skills to enable our customers choose their perfect guitar. In addition to this, he has also achieved a BSC degree in Music Production and has been a sound engineer in both live and studio settings.

Having worked along with Peter for many years, his extensive knowledge is not restricted to guitars. He can assist with all aspects of sales in the store and our online sales. He has enabled his time during "lockdown" to redesign and decorate the store...


Lol Harris : Keyboard Sales

Lol Harris | Music Shop Manchester

Lol started playing piano at age seven

He was classically trained through the grades by Max Richie at the Chetham's School of Music

He opened his recording studio in 1986 to present called Lolipop studios

He has produced music for Russell Watson in the early years and is the current MD for Catherine Tyldesley ( Coronation Street)

Performing as MD at the Willows Variety Show from 1990 for 14 years and resident pianist at the Midland Hotel Manchester from 2006 for 11 years, Lol now brings his expertise to the professional demonstration of our pianos and organs


John Stewart : Guitar Repairs

John Stewart | Music Shop Manchester

Self -taught guitarist from the 60's era spent many years in bands in the pubs and clubs around the North West mainly with Idol Fret in the 70's and 80's.

Then mid 80's moved into recording with Reeltime Studio, an eight track facility in Uppermill. He learned such a lot about tastes and techniques of different genre's of music trying to be "George Martin" for customers.

Went back into acoustic jam sessions with local muso's which was great fun. He is now our guitar technician .

Our repair service is second to none offering service for keyboards, guitars (including restringing and setups), piano tuning, violin, brass and woodwind instruments. Our service is unrivalled throughout the Manchester area.

Our huge retail area offers more choice and competitive pricing. Our large range of instruments are available in store or online. We are the largest music shop in Oldham with hundreds of instruments to choose from.

We can offer part exchange on most musical instruments, and we also purchase used musical instruments (subject to condition).

We are experienced in removals of large instruments such piano and organs, so no need to worry if you order a piano or organ, it is in good hands.

We have many new and used keyboards in stock, such as Yamaha Tyros, Korg, Roland or Technics keyboards, pianos and organs.

Our product specialist, Lol Harris is here to help you choose your perfect instrument

As a main dealer for Tanglewood, Chord, Tokai, and Vintage guitars you can browse our catalogue with confidence that the guitar of your dreams is available from stock.

We also have used guitars, Saxophones, Clarinets, Flutes, Drums, Violins, Trumpets and trombones available from time to time.

With names such as Epiphone, Fender, Music Man and Marshall to choose from, you will not be disappointed.

With over 18,000 products available please use our search facility to look for the instrument you require, or better still, call us on 0161 627 0614 or, if you prefer

text us

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Please Bookmark This Page and come back regularly, Special offers and new arrivals are always featured. However, if you don't find what you are looking for please Email us

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