Rob Goorhuis was born at Amsterdam.
He studied Piano, Organ, Choir and Orchestra Conducting and as main subject Music Theory at the conservatories of Utrecht, Arnhem and Tilburg.
For many years he was active as a conductor and instrumentalist. Among conducting various choirs and orchestras he participated in numerous radio and television broadcasts in the Netherlands and abroad.
He also conducted for a few years the Utrecht Accompaniment Orchestra, which ensemble played in concerts trough-out the country.
As organ and harpsichord player he performed not only in the entire Netherlands, but also in Belgium, France, Italy, Germany and Poland.
He participated in the permanent ensembles Dialogo Musicale and Ensemble Sanssouci. He gave special concerts with Dialogo Musicale at the Festival of Ancient Music in Utrecht and with the Hannover Knabenchor at the Walloon Festival in Liège. On behalf of the Westdeutsche Rundfunk he played parts of the Buxheim Orgelbuch.
He made international tours with the Utrecht Students Choir and served for a number of years as the regular organ and harpsichord player of the Utrecht Barock Consort.