Dr. Baylis Thomas is a clinical psychologist and a psychotherapist in
New York City. He has taught at the Albert Einstein College of
Medicine and is a former piano student of, and lieder-singer performer
with, Seymour Bernstein. Dr. Thomas counsels artists and musicians.

The delicate art of praise

​Music teachers are well acquainted with the positive effects of praise. Praise helps students feel that their work is acknowledged and appreciated, and it serves as an inspiration for further improvement of skills. There are, however, other possible and not infrequent reactions that may come from receiving praise, including anxiety, discomfort, an...
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