Newton Allen is not the usual Nashville musician. He is a practicing physician, musician. A graduate of Davidson College and Vanderbilt University Medical School, Dr. Allen practices Internal Medicine at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. In his spare time, he also writes and records instrumental piano music. Encouraged at an early age by his father's piano playing, he has played the piano as well as guitar since childhood. Inspiration also came from numerous other sources including Schumann, Beethoven, and George Winston among many, many others. In the beginning Newton simply played by music notation or by ear. He then began arranging and writing. This gradual process occurred naturally and rather unintentionally. He has since fed and nurtured these talents with more formal instruction. He has worked with several talented Nashville musicians including Edgar Struble, Denise All, Edgar Rogers, Joel Emerson, Sam Levine, Jacob Lawson, Chris Wilkinson, Larry Paxton and Kenny Malone. Approximately seven years ago he was offered the opportunity to do some recording on the coattails of another project. This grew into the finished demo CD, Sunrise for Carol. This demo was very well received locally, and now a full length CD Yesterday's Dream is available. Check out the Photo Page for more about Newton. Also check out the Doc Allen & The Heartstrings page. Newton Allen's music is neoclassical with some jazz influence. Orchestration with strings, flute, percussion, and bass highlights much of his music. With local interest and support he is now completing this project The market for this relaxing music grows yearly as baby boomers age.