Dirk Riley is a professional drummer and private music instructor residing in the Chicago suburbs and has been a member of Standing Room Only since 2014. Born and raised in south central Nebraska, he earned a bachelor's degree in Music Business from the University of Nebraska, Kearney. Seeking a career in music performance, he relocated to the Chicago area in 2008 where he has continued to be an active performer in the music and recording scene. As a private drum instructor, Dirk currently maintains his own lesson studio and has worked with hundreds of students ranging from elementary school to adult. In addition, he plays the drums as an on-staff worship leader for Wheaton Bible Church in West Chicago. In his spare time, Dirk is a motorcycle enthusiast and loves camping, fishing, and spending time with his wife and two sons.