Annette has a Jazz Voice degree and a Teaching degree from the Jazz Institute at The University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (KUG).
She has been teaching since 1997 in Musikschule Weiz, Austria, where she developed the curriculum for Voice. She also has been teaching since 2006 at the Jazz Institute in Graz as a Senior lecturer for Jazz Voice, Body Awareness, Stage Presence Training, and teaches vocal students courses in learning how to teach. Furthermore, Annette is a certified Yoga teacher and includes the tools of Yoga in her courses at the KUG Graz.
One emphasis of Giesriegl is the presence of the body and mind, therefore she continues to take further education courses in Feldenkrais, Kinesiology, Mittendorf-breathing-technique, wholistic Approach to Vocal Technique, etc.
Annette has done Workshops and Masterclasses for over 25 years around the world in such places as “The Jazzschool”, Berkeley, California; “Saukrasti Jazzfestival”, Lettland; “Artacts” Festival, St. Johann, Austria; Festival “Sounding Jerusalem”, Israel; “Long Arm” Festival, St. Petersburg and Moscow, “Izmir International Jazzcamp”, Turkey; Jazz Conservatory Capetown, Southafrica; Jazz Conservatory, Rovigo, Italy; Jazzakademie Zeillern, Austria, etc.
The Workshops cover vocal training for Jazz and other modern music and vocal singing styles, extended vocal-technique, Body Awareness and Stage Presence, Vocal Improvisation and Free Improvisation.