Dinner for Breakfast

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Supporting artists to build clarity, momentum and impact in their artistic career through transformative ideas and practical tools. 

‘Katy is clever, funny, compassionate and authentic and the material
she covers is insightful and powerful’.

‘Katy has an amazing gift for communicating intricate
ideas in a very relatable way’’.

I am Dr Katy Abbott and
I would like to invite you to:

Understand your worth and know how to navigate it within the Arts

Receive practical, insightful and illuminating re-frames so you can create your ideal pathway
 - perfectly suited to you

Look at the the neglected perspectives in the Arts whether you are well-established
or starting out.

I  invite you to:

challenge your perceptions of what you think you should do and discover and make leaps towards and into what you really want to be doing

join me in the real conversations of what it means to have a meaningful and unique career in the arts

get practical insights from someone in the field in navigating the complexities and conundrums that come our way in the working world.

Dr KATY ABBOTT: composer,  educator, #theartistsmentor
B.Ed, Grad Dip (Comp), MMus, PhD University of Melbourne

Dr Katy Abbott knows a thing or two about bringing something into being from nothing. An award-winning classical composer, Katy has had her pieces performed and broadcast all over the world and operates in a realm of creating masterful compositions from nebulous complexity. She holds an MMus and PhD in Composition, plus a Bachelor’s degree in Education, and is a Senior Lecturer in Composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. 

'I’m the creative mind behind Dinner For Breakfast. I’m also the founder, the director, the manager, and the educator. They’re all hats I love to wear. My forays into music, education, and quests for knowledge were always intertwined. I’ve been composing music for decades, manage two businesses, and a mother to teens. It’s safe to say my life has always been a delicate balance of details – which I love! 

Composing music has allowed me to give voice to those who don’t have one, or to whose voices have been suppressed. I, too, know the silent ache of always being the listener, having spent many years as a quiet observer on the periphery. To really listen is a gift, but I’ve learnt it has to be balanced by liberating the true voice within. 

I’ve always been drawn to digging into the nitty gritty of everything. I started composing (from scratch) at the age of 27 from an inkling – from that point onward, it was how all my big projects started. My gift is in helping artists turn a wish for more into something exciting, realistic and pursuable. 

Now, with Dinner For Breakfast, in my mission to help you nurture your ideas from whispers to the stellar virtuosos you envision them to be'.

'Katy is not all talk and promises. But rather, she provides depth, insight and real solutions to the complexity and messiness of being human. Her way of working was kind, genuine and warm and I now have more tools to use not only in my creativity but in my life'. 


Musician, writer

‘Katy is one of those rare individuals who sees the deeper meaning in the everyday and has the ability to get to the heart of the matter and the person; with gentle and genuine care’'


Product Creation Developer