Classical musician Hannah Rankin has been named as an ambassador for Music for All and its Learn to Play Day event
The talented classical musician, and professional boxer, joins the ranks of the Music for All Ambassadors and is looking forward in playing a part in the flagship Learn to Play Day event on 17th and 18th March 2018.
Equally passionate about music and boxing, Rankin is keen to let people know why these two diverse skills work incredibly well together.
She studied at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow and the Royal Academy of Music. While at university Rankin took up boxing to keep fit. She discovered that the disciplines for boxing and classical music were extremely close. She 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.
Anyone can find out more about the benefits of making music by booking 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, masses of demonstrations, performances, and appearances from local dignitaries, celebrities and rock stars.
Full details of the event, including participating venues and local appearances, will be found at www.learntoplayday.com over the coming weeks.