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Why Hannah Rankin makes knockout ambassador for Music For All

Hannah Rankin, who combines the unlikely careers of professional boxer and classical musician,  has become an Ambassador for Music for All and its flagship event Learn to Play Day.

Rankin, says she is delighted to have joined the ranks of the Music for All Ambassadors and is looking forward to playing a part in its flagship event Learn to Play Day on 17th and 18th March 2018. Equally passionate about music and boxing she is keen to let people know why she thinks these two diverse skills actually work well together.

Rankin studied at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow and the Royal Academy of Music. While at university she took up boxing to keep fit. She decided that the disciplines for boxing and classical music were extremely close and uses her natural musical rhythm to help her land punches, her ability to accent a musical note to focus on how to power a punch and her boxing performances to overcome her stage nerves when playing solo in an orchestral performance. She says she found that music and boxing are both immersive activities that are great to relax to, as well and give a great feeling of achievement as you learn new skills.

The public are being invited to take a free taster musical instrument lesson at a music shop, venue or school on Learn to Play Day on 17th and 18th March 2018. Visitors can also expect to find a range of workshops, demonstrations, possibly performances, and appearances from local dignitaries, celebrities and even rock stars.


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