To my dear friend and teacher Jose Molina. It was a year ago that you left this world and we still miss you greatly! My heart is filled with endless gratitude for all your teachings, love, honesty, generosity, and humor. You were a true noble man. Your memory is more vivid in my mind than ever before. As you continue shining with all the stars in heaven we send you all our love and a big OLE JOSE from here.
Se a perdido un gran bailarin,un gran maestro pero sobre todo una biena persona,pero el tio pepe siempre estara dentro de nuestros corazones.no t olvidamos tito.
R.I.P Tito Pepe. Siempre estarás en nuestros corazones.
He was a MAJOR influence on me. I had wanted to become a pro Flamenco dancer because of him. And I did realize that dream. Although I would have loved to have danced in his company, I ended up sticking to singing later on.He taught me what discipline was really all about. That preparation is key… I started lessons with him @ 14 years of age. He was giving a four week course at the Luisita Sevilla Dance Academy in Hialeah, FL. (Luisita was married to the famous Ferdie Pacheco, who also passed away recently). I knew Jose was famous then as he made appearances with Johnny Carson. And would catch him on TV performing variety specials. I saw him perform at Luisita’s dance recital closing the show & I fell in love! I begged Mom to sign me up for classes with him. Mom could not afford the four week course for $150. So we settled on me entering the class two weeks later for $90. So I was now two weeks behind! Here’s the thing… I caught up to the class in three days! He was impressed… We did end up becoming friendly with him, Mom & Luisita. Although the years passed, I carried his lessons with me. Because they all easily applied to life & my ensuing singing career. He was a beautiful man. Inside & out. Extremely kind. A wonderful & most amazing teacher. I shall always miss him & his incredible talent… Yours, Elvy Rose
There were many philosophical moments during classes with Jose. He would say such things as: ... "you have to go down, in order to come up!"... And the most touching and gracefull of the things he said was at the end of every class, he would send us off with : " Thank you for Today..." And so that is just a bit of some of Jose's magic that he instilled in me, even though I had stopped studying with six years ago...