Efrain Toro is recognized as one of the finest and most complete all round percussionists in the world. Efrain began his musical career in his native Puerto Rico. Although he started on the drum kit, he very soon began to work with timbales, congas, and a wide variety of other instruments.
Efrain moved to Boston to attend New England Conservatory. Here he studied drum set with much acclaimed drummer Alan Dawson. Efrain relocated to Los Angeles in 1979.
Working extensively in Spain from 1996, Efrain has recorded and performed with some of the top names in Spain: from Pop (Rosana, Pedro Guerra, Ismael Serrano, Ketama) and Jazz (Guillermo MacGill, Chano Domingues, Javier Colina, Tino Di Geraldo, Pedro Rui Blas) to Flamenco (Eva La Yerbabuena, El Pele, Juan Carlos Romero in La Bienal Del Flamenco in Seville). Efrain has taught at MI's Percussion Institute for over 16 years. Having worked for 6 years as a clinician, product specialist and designer for the Roland Corporation, Efrain is considered an expert in MIDI technology. He has also taught at the California Institute of the Arts and at UCLA Extension Department. When recently participating in the Percussive Arts Society International Conference, for the eighth time, he promoted and explained his “RHYTHM” theory and his 16 books on the matter.