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 an independent professional musician, author, clinician, and drum instructor from Tucson, Arizona. He performs with various bands and has given drum clinics around the world.


Listed as one of the Top 500 drummers of all time on Drummerworld.com http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Chip_Ritter.html

Best Selling Drums/Percussion Author on Mel Bay Publications

Publications Released as Best Selling Author / Instructor on Mel Bay Publications (for Percussion)
2012 Snare Force One Book/DVD - Mel Bay Publications – Best Seller
2010 The Garden Weasel 2.0 – OnDemand HD Web Released Drum Lesson
2009 “Chip Chops” OnDemand HD Web Released Drum Lesson Series – 7 Episodes
2008 Chip Ritter & The Pedal of Boom DVD – Best Seller
2007 Stick Tricks DVD – Best Seller

Career Highlights
2014 Featured Drum Clinic at The 26th Annual Chicago Drum Show, Chicago,IL.
2013 Produced, Organized and Marketed “The Summer Drummer Slam” over 175 in attendance Tucson, AZ
2012 Featured colums online for Modern Drummer, DRUM!, and U.K.’s Drummer Magazine.
2011 Released Snare Force One on Book/DVD
2010 Released The Garden Weasel Drum Lesson Video 2.0 Online
Featured Drum Clinic at The Drummers For Jesus Drum Show in Dallas, TX
2009 Released Pedal of Boom DVD. Produced Organized and Successfully Marketed Big Band fundraiser concert with a 20 piece orchestra at La Encantada, Tucson, AZ with sold out crowd of over 1700 people in attendance. This event raised over $7000.00 for the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance to help provide band equipment for local schools.
Released “Chip Chops” Video Drum Lesson Series online via chipritter.com.
2008 Featured Drum Clinic at the 20th Annual Chicago Drum Show, Chicago, IL.
2007 Released Stick Tricks DVD. Featured Drum Clinic at the Drum Beat Fest - Drummer Festival in Boonton, NJ.
2005 Toured Europe with Firesweep recording Artist Mr. Boogie Woogie of Holland, NL
2004 The first drummer in history to perform a drum solo on The Late Show with David Letterman aired on May 4th 2004.
2003 Promoted, Marketed and performed Drum Clinic at Guitar Center Tucson, AZ ( setting a state wide attendance record, over 400 people in attendance.)
2000- 2003 Recorded and Toured with Alligator Records Blues Artist Long John Hunter - United States, Canada, Russia, France, Romania, Turkey and Mexico.
1998 Performed on Carnival Cruise Lines MS Holiday with The Smokey River Band
1997 Recorded/Toured with M.A.C. opening west coast leg for Ronnie James Dio, and Machine Head.
Performed with various local acts including 8 years with Neon Prophet Reggae Band, Present Day
The Bad News Blues Band, Crystal Stark, Robert Shaw, Mr. Boogie Woogie.

Performance Videos
Aquarian Drumheads Artist Testimonial with Chip Ritter

Chip Ritter Drum Solo 2014

Chip Ritter NAMM Show Performance 2015

Trick Drums Artist Performance Video with Chip Ritter

Ongoing Projects include:
Showtime Channel Vaudville Special (in development with Kirk Edwards & David Nevins)
ShowTime DVD (in production 2015)
Current Live Performances with Lonely Street Productions, Mr. Boogie Woogie, Jacques Taylor, and Chip Ritter’s Little Big Band.
Eighties & Gentleman, Boogie Oogies
The Summer Drummer Slam ™ Founder / CEO
The R.I.T.T.E.R. Method III Audio Book
Chip Ritter Product Endorsments

Paiste Cymbals, Trick Drums, Pro-Mark Drumsticks (Signature Sticks), Aquarian Drumheads, Humes & Berg Cases, and Prentice Practice Pads.

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