Matt Beat, known online simply as “Mr. Beat,” is a high school social studies teacher, video producer, and musician based out of Kansas. He has taught various subjects in the classroom from grades 7-12 for more than ten years. His YouTube channels, Mr. Beat and The Beat Goes On, have accumulated more than 325,000 subscribers and 62 million views, helping expand his "classroom" to around the world. He also has a band called Electric Needle Room, which is most known for original indie pop songs about all of the American presidents. Beat's speciality is American history, but he also has a big passion for geography and economics. Finally, Beat is also a coffee snob who unironically wears khaki shorts.