A SOLUTION: As your student learns to play the piano, they will be able to contribute to your ministry with this skill. You may be in a location on the field where your 10-year-old is the most advanced pianist in the church. Even if they can play once a month, this may be a blessing to many people. It may also encourage others to start learning to play too, (if in an area where pianos are obtainable!). Older teens may be able to help start a music academy as a free ministry or a source of income!
In the teen years, an MK may offer to play a piano solo in churches while you’re on deputation or furlough. Perhaps you want to sing a solo/duet and your son or daughter can accompany you. This opportunity relieves uncertainty for both you and a church pianist since you’re prepared when you arrive! Churches enjoy seeing MK’s involved in ministry and appreciate a family who serves together.