Chip Ritter (US)

Paiste Artist Since Sep 2008


14" Twenty Hi-Hat
16" Signature Reflector Full Crash
20" 2002 Ride
18" Signature Reflector Full Crash


Chip Ritter is professional musician, author, clinician, and drum instructor from Tucson, Arizona. He has performed and given clinics around the world. Some of the most noteworthy include his performance on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2004. Chip became the first drummer in history to simultaneously play drums while juggling three sticks. In 2008, Chip Ritter was invited to perform at the 18th Annual Chicago Custom and Vintage Drum Show as well as the 11th Annual Hollywood Custom and Vintage Drum Show.

Drummerworld.com listed Chip Ritter as one of the Top 500 drummers of all time in July of 2010.

Chip Ritter’s expanding body of work, available on Melbay.com includes:

Stick Tricks DVD (Best Seller 2007)
The Pedal Of Boom DVD 2009
The Garden Weasel 2.0 Video OnDemand 2010
Snare Force One Book/DVD (Best Seller 2012)
“ShowTime” Book/DVD (coming 2015)

Chip Ritter’s Ongoing Projects include:

The Summer Drummer Slam ™ CEO
The Neon Prophet Reggae Band
Chip Ritter’s Little Big Band
Buddy Rich Gene Krupa Tribute Concert Series - Les Roberts / Chip Ritter
The R.I.T.T.E.R. Method III
The Drummer’s Dojo™

Chip Ritter also proudly Endorses Trick Drums, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads, and Prentice Practice Pads.