These unique foam exercise balls are available only at Wehrli Publications!
- Designed to “warm-up” the hands before playing by increasing blood flow.
- Encourages the desired, rounded finger shape in the hands.
- Recommended for study with the Classic Series program.
- High-quality, durable foam rubber lasts much longer than typical foam balls.
- Soft enough to squeeze yet returns instantly when released.
- Foam Exercise Balls are 3″ in diameter.
- Color may vary.
HOW TO USE THE EXERCISE BALLS:
- Place an exercise ball firmly in each hand.
- Stand or sit so both arms hang loosely at your sides. Do not bend your elbows or wrists.
- Squeeze both balls at the same time, curving all fingertips as if to make a fist with each squeeze. Do this until your hands feel slightly tired. Note the number of squeezes done.
- Do this amount before every practice. Each week, increase the number of daily squeezes by 5 or 10, never allowing the hands to become too tired or sore.
- A minimum of 100 squeezes should be achieved. 150 or more squeezes is optional, as long as the hands never become fatigued or sore. Maintain the chosen maximum.
“I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis on my fingers and throughout the years have had three bad fingers where the nail doesn’t grow and the fingertips are usually sore. One time I couldn’t practice the piano for almost two years because of this condition. I had bought the “Essential Piano and Keyboard Technique” book from this website and one day, as I was looking at their list of products, I noticed the Foam Exercise Balls. So I decided to give them a try. Exercising my fingers with the Foam Exercise Balls helped circulate the blood and allowed me to practice for longer periods of time without pain. I have three set of these foam balls, and I leave them on my piano, Clavinova keyboard, and my nightstand so I can always exercise my fingers. Exercising with them not only helps with my playing but also alleviates the soreness of my fingers.”
Carlos Sylvanstoke – Pianist.
“I [have taught] piano for ten years. I use these balls for teaching very beginners and also transfer students who have bad hand shapes. These are wonderful goods, they help both my students and me a lot. I really like them.”
Chiyoko Terada – Pianist, Inspire Academy of Music and Arts instructor.