Quiñones who received his primary education in his hometown was musically influenced by his family at a young age. He learned his basics in music from his family, however in 1960, he was sent to the Mayagüez free School of Music to begin his formal musical education.
In 1965, Quiñones enrolled at the Inter-American University of San German where he continued his musical instruction. In 1969, he earned his Bachelors Degree in music with a concentration in applied piano. He was also awarded "The Most Outstanding Student of the Music Department" medal.
Quiñones married a young girl by the name of Sylvia Rodriguez to whom he dedicated his first danza "A Sylvia" in 1977. This danza won prizes from the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture. Up to 2008 29 of his danzas have won prizes. "El Abanico" (The Fan), the "Official Anthem of the City of Hormigueros" and "Himno a Mayagüez" are the only three to have lyrics. The latter two of the danzas were adopted as the official anthems of their respective cities. His danza "Linda Mayagüezna", also dedicated to his wife, has been played at the Pablo Casals Festival in Puerto Rico.
Some of the danzas composed by Quiñones:
Quiñones' love for the danza and piano plus his desire to preserve Puerto Rico's musical heritage led him to develop two websites. In 1996, he created "The Home of the Danza" where anyone may listen to some of the islands most renowned danzas performed by him. He also created "Luciano's Piano Bar" where he performs boleros and modern music.
Among the many recognitions which Quiñones has received are the following;
Quiñones was a music professor at the Mayagüez Free School of Music. He currently participates in the Danza Festival of Mayagüez either as a soloist or accompanist. His wife Sylvia, who was his major source of inspiration and with whom he had two children, Jose Carlos and Jose Ivan, died on November 15, 2004. Quiñones presently resides in Mayagüez and presents his Danza's recital in universities, schools, social and cultural institutions that contract him. He also lectures on the Danza for the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture.